Call to end physical restraint and coercion

Patients with mental illness are not helped by being physically restrained or coerced, a UK psychiatrist claims.

Dr Kar Ray was a keynote speaker at the Asia-Pacific Mental Health conference, where he spoke about the PROMISE project, which aims to eliminate all forms of physical restraint and use of force in mental healthcare.

Dr Kar Ray co-founded the project after an experience where he was punched by a patient. The patient had