Activity quality of care - project Deinstitutionalization of care for the mentally ill of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic paid from the European Social Fund’

Several COE Member States are continuing to ‘deinstitutionalise’, in the sense of various policies and practices designed to close down large-scale institutions in which persons with mental health conditions and psychosocial disabilities, and other disabilities, are placed and detained. Efforts...

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Reducing compulsory admission at a psychiatry emergency outpatient clinic – Norway

A psychiatric emergency outpatient clinic in Storgata, Oslo, sought to reduce compulsory admission by providing ‘focused interventions’ for people experiencing acute mental health crises (Submission 17B), and improving the decision-making of staff who impose compulsory admission. Hence, the aim...

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Trieste Model – ‘Open Door—No Restraint System of Care for Recovery and Citizenship’ – Italy

The Trieste Model is described as an ‘open door... no restraint system of care for recovery and citizenship' in the city of Trieste, Italy (Mezzina, 2014, p.440). Trieste is a city of approximately 236,000 people in the north-eastern region, Friuli Venezia Giulia. In the mid-late 20th century,...

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‘Citizen Psychiatry’ – East Lille mental health service network – France

The Eastern Lille mental health service network (59G21 France operates with a sectorised mental health system. For adult services the country is divided into approximately 850 sectors, each with a population of about 70,000. The East Lille sector has the number 59G21 and only serves adults. Six...

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‘Improved cooperation between psychiatry and home care - reducing the number of compulsory admissions’ – Sweden

This small-scale initiative in the Eksjö municipality of Sweden, successfully reduced rates of involuntary psychiatric interventions through a program that focused on improving the interactions between individuals in mental health crises, nurses providing home based care, and inpatient and...

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‘Patient-led action plan’ to appeal compulsory treatment orders – the Netherlands

This practice functions as a form of appeal process available to a person who is subject to an involuntary psychiatric intervention (Submission 30). However, it is a process that places the onus on the individual herself or himself to propose an alternative care arrangement and gives discretion...

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