Here at Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui, we're rapidly adapting to new ways of working in response to Covid-19. We're doing all we can to support and inform our workforces. Find out more by visiting our dedicated Covid-19 portal.

Here at Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui, we're rapidly adapting to new ways of working in response to Covid-19. We're doing all we can to support and inform our workforces. Find out more by visiting our dedicated Covid-19 portal.

Seclusion prevention and reduction

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.