Mental health to get better

Residents in Young are being called on by the Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) to help be a part of mental health care improvements.

The improvements the MLHD want to improve includes the prevention of seclusion and the restraint of people with a mental illness.

Director of Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Robyn Manzie said the call comes following the NSW Government’s release last week of 27 actions addressing the recommendations of the Review of seclusion, restraint and observation released last December.

Ms Manzie said MLHD will join every other health network in NSW in developing a localised culturally appropriate seclusion and restraint prevention action plan to implement the recommendations on a local level in Young and across the district.

“MLHD is committed to preventing the seclusion and restraint of local patients within our area,” she said.

To be involved in the design of your local seclusion and restraint prevention plan visit http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/patients/mentalhealth/Pages/default.aspx or contact Sharlene Brown on 02 5943 1700.