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Towards Eliminating Restrictive Practices (TERP)

12th National Forum 2018

How far can we go? 

Convenor’s Welcome

It is my great pleasure as Convenor of the twelfth national Towards Eliminating Restrictive Practices (TERP) Forum, to invite you to Hobart on the 7th and 8th of November 2018 for two days of engrossing discussion about how we can meet the challenge of eliminating restrictive practices in mental health care.

The forum provides an opportunity for clinicians, policy makers, researchers and people with lived experience of mental illness from across Australia to share innovative ideas and be informed about evidence based policy and service delivery directions.

The program will include a variety of keynote speakers organised around the theme How far can we go?

Since publication of the ‘National safety priorities in mental health: a national plan for reducing harm’ in 2005, there has been a sustained emphasis on identifying, avoiding and reducing harm across all environments in which care for people with mental illness is provided. Australia made a commitment to reduce the use of and eliminate restrictive practices as a priority for action.

National forums have been held every one to two years around Australia to contribute to this aim, providing an opportunity to share information about and learn from local and national initiatives that aim to eliminate restrictive practices.

The forum is hosted by a nominated jurisdiction in conjunction with the Safety and Quality Partnership Standing Committee (a subcommittee of the Mental Health Principal Committee). The host jurisdiction is funded through the Mental Health Principal Committee and supported by the National Mental Health Commission to deliver the forum.

Tasmania is proud to host the forum for the first time in 2018, to demonstrate its commitment to eliminating the use of restrictive practices and working together to create safer environments for everyone. Tasmania is hosting the forum through the Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Directorate in the Department of Health and Human Services.

We look forward to welcoming you to the conference venue on the Hobart waterfront and the conference dinner at MONA. We will all have the opportunity to share thoughts, experiences and approaches on a topic of central importance in mental health care.

Aaron Groves
Chief Psychiatrist, Tasmania

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Important Dates

15 May 2018

Abstract Submission Opens

15 May 2018

Registration Opens

15 July 2018

Abstract Submission Closes

15 August 2018

Authors Notified & Provisional Program

15 September 2018

Early Registration Closes

7 & 8 November 2018

TERP12 Forum

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TERP 2018 Hosts

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Forum Theme

The theme for TERP12 – How far can we go? – asks us to reflect on patterns of change in the use of restrictive practices over the past 10 to 15 years and identify what’s required to keep moving towards achieving elimination.

We had quite a significant reduction in the use of restrictive practices following the release of the ‘National safety priorities in mental health: a national plan for reducing harm in 2005’, but in more recent times our move towards elimination appears to have plateaued out.

In line with this theme, TERP12 is expected to include speakers and sessions that broadly address the following topics:

  • What sort of culture, environment and systematic change is required to eliminate restrictive practice?
  • What are the barriers to changing practice or ideas to achieve this?
  • What does a mental health service free of restrictive practices look like?
  • Consumer, carer, physician and nurse experiences of restrictive practices
  • Restrictive practices and recovery

Organising Committee

An Organising Committee has been established to provide strategic advice and support to the forum project team and contribute ideas and expertise, especially in the areas of forum theme, program content and sector engagement.

Members of the Organising Committee are:

  • Dr Aaron Groves, Chief Psychiatrist, Office of the Chief Psychiatrist, DHHS (Chair)
  • Dannii Lane, Consumer representative
  • Jill Gray, Carer representative
  • Narelle Butt, General Manager, Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Directorate, DHHS
  • Ken Kirkby, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Tasmania
  • Cat Schofield, Nursing Director, Office of the Chief Nurse and Midwife, DHHS
  • Adie Gibbons, Clinical Executive Director, Statewide Mental Health Services, THS
  • Craig Martin, Senior Communications & Marketing Advisor, DHHS
  • Julie Martin, Media & Communications Officer, Mental Health Council Tasmania
  • Vanessa D’Souza, Director, Mental Health Reform, Sydney, National Mental Health Commission

Scientific Sub-Committee

The Organising Committee has established a Scientific Sub-Committee to provide expert based recommendations to the Organising Committee to help inform the forum theme, structure and program content for the TERP12.

Members of the Scientific Sub-Committee are:

  • Prof. Ken Kirkby, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Tasmania
  • Dr Aaron Groves, Chief Psychiatrist, Office of the Chief Psychiatrist, DHHS
  • Cat Schofield, Nursing Director, Office of the Chief Nurse and Midwife, DHHS

Venue & Destination

Lonely Planet has named Hobart one of the top ten spots to visit in the world. Hobart is Tasmania’s capital city and the second oldest capital in Australia; with its captivating history, picturesque waterways, rugged mountains and gourmet experiences, the city has something for everyone. Award-winning restaurants offer fine dining experiences using the best Tasmanian produce recognised by the world’s best chefs, while on the waterfront punts and fishmongers sell the freshest seafood straight from the Southern Ocean.

Explore Salamanca Place, a short walk from the waterfront, with its galleries, theatres, craft shops and restaurants in 1830s Georgian warehouses and on Saturdays enjoy the food and entertainment of Salamanca Market, Australia’s best outdoor market.

Take a walk along Hobart’s iconic waterfront, explore the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery or take a ferry up river to MONA for an out-of-this-world modern art experience.

Hobart is also close to many of southern Tasmania’s best travel experiences, from historic Port Arthur and the rugged Tasman Peninsula to Bruny Island, the Huon and Derwent Valleys and Mount Field National Park.

The forum will be held at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, overlooking the harbour and a 12-minute walk from Salamanca.

Venue Address

Hotel Grand Chancellor
1 Davey Street
Hobart Tasmania 7000
Australia

TERP FORUM

TERP focuses on identifying, avoiding and reducing harm across all environments in which the care of people with mental ill health is provided. TERP inforces Australia’s commitment to reduce the use of, and eliminate restrictive practices as a priority for action. Each jurisdiction, in conjunction with the Safety and Quality Partnership Standing Committee and the Commonwealth Government, works towards this vision by holding a series of forums providing an opportunity to learn and grow from local and national initiatives to eliminate restrictive practices and create a dialogue for future care.

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