HCCA is a health promotion charity and the peak health consumer advocacy body in the ACT, supporting and developing health consumer perspectives and policy in the Territory since incorporation in 1978. HCCA is an organisation through which everyone can participate in policy, planning and service decisions that affect their health. HCCA works to improve the quality and availability of health services, supports consumers to identify shared priorities about health and represents these views to the ACT Government and health services.

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Mental Health Unit - DHULWA

When anyone is unsafe, everyone is unsafe (by Kate Gorman)

HCCA welcomes the news that a pilot program, known as SafeWards, will be implemented in the ACT’s secure mental health facility Dhulwa. Safewards is a program originally developed by Professor Len Bowers and colleagues in the UK, which has been shown to be effective in reducing the rates of conflict and containment in psychiatric wards and facilities. The ACT…

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Last updated: 15/10/2018