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Restraint in mental health services

Are you concerned about the use of restraint in your area? We can help you campaign for change.

Mental health service providers’ reporting is improving, and we now know that the use of restraint is much higher than our campaign found in 2013.

Our new guides - Restraint in mental health services: What the guidance says and Restraint in mental health services: Influencing change in your area -  have been written with the National Survivor User Network. These summarise how organisations should be working to reduce restraint and how you can get involved in influencing care in your area.

Although there is some great work going on around the country to reduce restraint and end reliance on force, we need to see this everywhere. You can campaign for change in your area with the help of this campaigner guide.

Read our guides online below or, if you'd like to receive a physical copy, get in touch by emailing action@mind.org.uk

Restraint in mental health services: What the guidance says

Restraint in mental health services: What the guidance says summarises restraint in a mental health setting, including how and when it should be used. It contains key points from the current guidance on restraint, good practice initiatives and stories of how campaigners around the country are making a difference.

Read it online: Restraint in mental health services: What the guidance says

 

 

Restraint in mental health services: Influencing change in your area

Restraint in mental health services: Influencing change in your area is about how to get involved with your local services, campaign for change and, where necessary, how to complain. The voice of service users and carers in a mental health setting can transform lives and improve services. Our guide will support you on this journey and is full of practical information and tips about how you can influence change.

Read it online: Restraint in mental health services: Influencing change in your area

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