RANZCP calls for help tackling ice violence

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) has called for more funding of frontline services and training positions to help tackle methamphetamine abuse.

Psychiatrists need more training and support to help them manage the challenging behaviours and violence associated with methamphetamine use, the college says in its submission to the federal government’s National Ice Taskforce.

Extra funding should be directed to psychiatric inpatient units and emergency departments, while existing alcohol and drug (AOD) services should be co-located with mental health