Nearly 2 thousand people were restrained or secluded in mental health services last year.
There were over 5,800 episodes of restrictive practices reported to the Mental Health Commission in 2020.
It’s down around 13 per cent on the previous year.
Physical restraint was used in 73 per cent of centres last year – a drop of 16 per cent from 2019.
The Commission says there’s no evidence of any therapeutic benefit associated with the use of seclusion or restraint.