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Least restrictive practice evidence update Mar 2020

This evidence update focuses on the implementation of sensory modulation in mental health and addiction services, its impact on people and potential role in reducing seclusion and restraints. The information draws on lived experience perspectives and local research, particularly Dr Gilbert Azuela's doctoral thesis.


Published | 13 April 2020

Six Core Strategies literature review

Literature themes in least restrictive practice: A brief literature review to inform the implementation of the Six Core Strategies©


Published | 4 December 2019

Least restrictive practice evidence update Sep 2019

This evidence update takes a closer look at strategies that local services have found helpful, as well as areas for improvement. Current strengths and priorities in relation to Six Core Strategies© include leadership towards organisational change, sensory modulation, use of data to inform practice, and workforce development.


Published | 20 September 2019

SPEC November 2018 Meeting Minutes

Minutes from the Safe Practice Effective Communication (SPEC) National Governance Group meeting held on 19 November 2018.


Published | 2 April 2019

Evidence update for reducing seclusion in New Zealand

This evidence update provides information about: rates of seclusion for Māori and Pasifika people, use of HoNOS to inform reduction strategies, variation in seclusion between DHBs, key points about effective responses and a selection of the tools and resources to support seclusion reduction.


Published | 8 November 2018

SPEC August 2018 Meeting Minutes

Minutes from the Safe Practice Effective Communication (SPEC) National Governance Group meeting held on 21 August 2018.


Published | 24 October 2018