The program overview below is provisional and will be updated as planning proceeds. Please check this page regularly.

Wednesday 7 November 2018

 0800 – 1700 Registration
Plenary Session | Grand Ballroom
Chair: Aaron Groves
 0900 – 1030 Introduction and Welcome
Dr Aaron Groves, TERP Convenor
Welcome to Country
The Hon. Michael Ferguson, Minister for Health

Presentation – Dr Nathan Gibson

National Seclusion and Restraint Data, Q&A Panel

 1030 – 1100 Morning Tea
Plenary Session | Grand Ballroom
Chair: Aaron Groves
 1100 – 1145

Keynote – Professor Eimear Muir-Cochrane

Fear and blame in the use of restrictive practices: reflections and recommendations

 1145 – 1215

Keynote – Ms Dannii Lane

Restraint and Seclusion: A Lived Experience

 1215 – 1300 Lunch & Exhibition

Concurrent Sessions
Stream A
Ballroom 1
Stream B
Ballroom 2
Stream C
Ballroom 3
Session Chair Rosemary Boote Richard Benjamin Cat Schofield
1300 – 1330

Reducing restrictive interventions through Innovations and Collaboration: the development of a clinical practice framework and training program for Mental Health Intensive Care in Victoria.

Ms Frances Sanders

How restrictive practices impact families, friends and carers of people with mental illness

Ms Maxine Griffiths AM

1330 – 1400

Advance Health Directives, helping inform trauma practices to eliminate restrictive interventions.

Mrs Hannah Harbinson

Talking underwater with a mouth full of marbles

Lisa Spong & Rachel Gwyther

‘Restricting Restraint’ – a local response to an established practice

Mr Russell James

1400 – 1430

Complaints – A vital window into consumer experiences of restrictive practices

Ms Jennifer Black & Mr Keir Saltmarsh

From Seclusion to Inclusion

Ms Moira Buchholtz & Ms Rachel Young

Nurses working towards a solution

Mrs Kim Ryan

1430 – 1500 Afternoon Tea 
Plenary Session | Grand Ballroom
Session Chair: Ken Kirkby
1500 – 1545

Keynote – Dr Murray Wright

Restrictive Practice and the Harm Reduction Paradigm

1545 – 1615 Keynote – Jan Kealton AM
2018 Queens Birthday Weekend Awards, AM Recipient
Behind closed doors: a Carer’s perspective of Seclusion and Restraint
1615 – 1700 Panel Discussion  (including Day 1 Keynotes)
 1745 – 2215 Forum Dinner @ MONA, including a private viewing of the museum (transport via ferry)

Thursday 8 November 2018

 0830 – 1500 Registration
Plenary Session | Grand Ballroom
Session Chair: Aaron Groves
 0900 – 0915 Introduction
 0915 – 1000

Keynote – Associate Professor Sally McCarthy

Challenges in the Management of Drug Intoxication, notably ICE, in Departments of Emergency Medicine

 1000 – 1030

Keynote – Professor Nicholas Procter, Dr Duncan McKellar & Ms Del Thomson

Dramatic shifts in the use of restraint due to fundamental changes in clinical management in an inpatient setting following intense public scrutiny and formal investigation through the Oakden Inquiry in South Australia

 1030 – 1100 Morning Tea 
Concurrent Sessions
Stream A
Ballroom 1
Stream B
Ballroom 2
Stream C
Ballroom 3
Session Chair Aaron Groves Russell James Maxine Griffiths
1100 – 1130



Oakden Panel Discussion

Supporting the role of the Victorian Chief Psychiatrist promoting Human Rights under the Mental Health Act 2014, how it could contribute to eliminating restrictive practices.

Ms Julie Anderson

Interdisciplinary collaboration: a guide to success!

Mrs Helen Lowy

1130 – 1200

Benchmarking amongst forensic mental health services: A strategy to progress the movement toward elimination of restrictive practices

Ms Tessa Maguire

Sensory Modulation “More than Materials”: Investigating the factors influencing implementation in inpatient mental health units

Ms Lisa Wright

1200 – 1230

Review of Strategies for Minimising Use of Restrictive Practices in North Metropolitan Health Service Mental Health Inpatient Units.

Dr Robina Redknap & Ms Avonia Donnellan

Restrictive Interventions in Victorian Emergency Departments: What is really going on?

Mrs Sheriden Dobson & Dr Catherine Daniel

Creating Safety – the role of senior psychiatric nurses reducing restrictive interventions on an adult acute psychiatric inpatient unit

Mrs Elyse Riverson & Ms Emer Keaveney

1230 – 1300

Reflecting and developing our professional roles -looking after consumers, carers and our workforce We developed a Victorian Clinical Supervision Framework and this is our story.

Ms Kate Thwaites

Sexual Safety Responses – the historical problem child of definition and reliable data collection reimagined in a supported mandatory reporting pilot.

Mr Randolfo Obregon & Ms Phillipa Thomas

Strengthening rights and reducing Restrictive Interventions: analysis of the uptake of Advance Statements and Nominated Persons within the Victorian Mental Health Act 2014.

Ms Frances Sanders

 1300 – 1345 Lunch
Plenary Session
Session Chair: Nathan Gibson
 1345 – 1430

Keynote – Dr Clive Bensemann

“Zero seclusion: towards eliminating seclusion by 2020”. An account of the initiatives led by the Health Quality & Safety Commission that aim to eliminate seclusion and restraint in New Zealand

 1430 – 1515

Keynote – Dr John Crawshaw (New Zealand perspective) & Dr Lynne Coulson Barr (Australian perspective)

International obligations arising from ratification of the OPCAT agreement (Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhumane or Degrading Treatment or Punishment)

1515 – 1530 Afternoon Tea
Concurrent Sessions
Stream A
Ballroom 2/3
 Stream B
Ballroom 1
Session Chair Nathan Gibson Cat Schofield
1530 – 1600




OPCAT Panel Discussion

Comparing efforts across jurisdictions in assisting mental health services toward elimination of restrictive practices: Two case studies

Prof Brian Mckenna

1600 – 1630

Looking back to look ahead – A decade of reducing restrictive interventions in Victoria

Mrs Anna Love

1630 – 1645
1645 – 1700 Closing Session
Session Chair: Aaron Groves


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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