Evaluation of Victorian Safewards trial

Lead Researcher Email Number Webpage
Associate Professor Bridget Hamilton bh@unimelb.edu.au + 61 3 903 54224 View page

Project Details

Safewards is a clinical model and intervention developed in the UK that seeks to reduce conflict and the use of seclusion and other restrictive interventions in acute inpatient psychiatric wards.

Since 2014, researchers at the CPN have lead the evaluation of the Victorian government funded implementation of Safewards in the state of Victoria. The implementation of Safewards in Victoria is the most substantial and systematic in the world to date.

Please visit the CPN website for further information.



Department of Health Victoria, Chief Psychiatrist’s Office (2014-2016)

Research Group

Mental Health

Faculty Research Themes


School Research Themes

Neuroscience & Mental Health, Recovery and Rehabilitation Across the Lifespan

Key Contact

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Department / Centre


Unit / Centre

Mental Health