We are hosting a new series of six live webinars which will take place every Thursday, between 12pm and 1pm. The first one will take place on 21 May.
We are concerned in these challenging times the use of restrictive practices like physical restraint, medication, mechanical restraints and seclusion will increase. This series of webinars looks at supporting human rights and sharing good practices to ensure minimum use of restrictions.
Topics will include:
- Working with the Mental Health Act Code of Practice and Mental Capacity Act – What might be cogent reasons and options available for deviation because of infection control and staffing issues? How are these governed and safeguarded against. What happens when people are symptomatic and non-compliant?
- Support for carers and the people they are supporting – How can we best support everyone through this challenging time manage increases in traumatic responses and anxieties of both carers and people being cared for? How can we still be mindful and attentive when staffing levels are decreased or children and adults with complex needs are at home all the time.
- Promoting a culture of minimal restrictions in a time of increased restriction – Maintaining a preventative culture but ensuring staff and patient safety and minimising restrictive practices like physical restraint and medication sharing good practice.
- June 11: Maintaining human rights & well-being for people who are subject to additional restrictions (e.g. in seclusion/segregation/isolation wards) – Maintaining quality of life as well as necessary safeguards to ensure people maintain physical well-being and mental well-being at times of additional restrictions.
- June 18: Focusing on the legal framework, protecting human rights whilst managing isolation and social distancing – How can we ensure a human rights are respected and there is a proportionate and balanced response to the risk and likelihood of harm from infection.
- What can we learn from the way we have been supporting people through the COVID crisis that we could carry on using in the future to improve everyone quality of life – We have been doing things differently and finding new ways to work and support people. Some things have been working better and some have been difficult. In some ways it has given us new opportunities to understand and focus on individual needs.