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The call for female-only mental health wards - A Hallmark Disability Research Initiative seminar

  • Melbourne Law School, Room 108, Level 1 185 Pelham Street Carlton, VIC, 3053 Australia (map)

Mental health advocates have increasingly called for female-only areas in mental health settings. Reported benefits include improving the safety and experience of women in crises, including reducing incidents of sexual assault. Some reports indicate almost half the women admitted to Victorian hospitals' psychiatric units had been sexually assaulted.

Disability Research Initiative will host an evening seminar exploring the call to reinstate female-only spaces in mental health support settings. As well as hearing from two prominent speakers in the field, a panel discussion will take place with advocates for women’s health, disability justice and human rights.

Our Presenters: Professor Jayashri Kulkarni Sue Armstrong

Our Panellists: Dr Lisa Brophy (Chair) Tricia Malowney Dr Sabin Fernbacher