Happy new year everyone. Te Pou offices are now open for 2021.
Seclusion and restraint are traumatising experiences for people receiving services and staff delivering services.
Evidence based tools are available to support in-patient services to reduce seclusion and restraint, developed by Te Pou with support from the Ministry of Health.
Reducing and working to eliminate seclusion and restraint is highlighted as a priority action in Rising to the Challenge. Currently New Zealand has made good progress towards reducing seclusion and restraint and Te Pou will support DHBs to continue that work.