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Working together, a culture of care

The Towards Elimination of Restrictive Practices 11th National Forum (formerly Seclusion & Restraint Reduction Forum) will be held in Perth, Western Australia in 2017.

The forum is a co-sponsored initiative between the Chief Psychiatrist of Western Australia (WA), the lead agency, with the WA Mental Health Commission, WA Department of Health and the Western Australian Association for Mental Health (WAAMH).

The forum provides an opportunity for clinicians, practitioners, consumers and carers/family members from across Australia to come together to showcase innovations in practice, forge ideas and policy directions based on research, clinical practice and lived experience. The Perth forum will facilitate a national commitment to eliminating the use of restrictive practices and working together within a culture of care.

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The forum will be held on Thursday 4 and Friday 5 May 2017. 


The forum will be held at The University Club of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia within the grounds of the University of Western Australia on the Swan River.


The theme for the 2017 forum is ‘Working together, a culture of care’.

Call for Abstracts

Individuals and organisations interested in participating in the forum are now invited to submit an abstract of their proposed oral or poster presentation.  Please click here for more information.

How to Register

Registrations will open in 13 January 2017 and further information on how to register will be announced on this webpage and through other channels closer to the date.


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A collaborative initiative supported by all State and Territory Governments and the Commonwealth Government