COMPARE Project Dissemination Event 12.30-15.30 5 June 2019, Horizon, Leeds

Reducing Restrictive Practices: Understanding Key Intervention Components

At this event we will present our findings from COMPARE: Establishing components of programmes to reduce restrictive practices: an evidence synthesis. We have identified and mapped over 100 interventions that have been implemented in various adult mental health settings across the world. A free, interactive directory will be made available following this event. Using a specially designed taxonomy, we were able to discern between the active components of a substantial proportion of these interventions. Consequently, for the first time, we will be able to indicate which intervention components have the most (or least) potential to reduce restrictive practices.

We will also introduce a new study that builds on and extends this work: CONTRAST: Establishing components of interventions to reduce restrictive practices with children and young people: an evidence synthesis. Here, we will seek to identify interventions to reduce restrictive practices with children in a range of residential settings.


Please join us for a complimentary lunch from 12.30 onwards. We hope that we will be joined by a range of professionals and service users and carers and we encourage plenty of networking and discussion.


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Please visit the Horizon Leeds website for travel and parking information. 

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any questions about the event, please do not hesitate to contact Dr Krysia Canvin via email:

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?

Yes, although to ensure that a balance of professionals (academics and practitioners), service users and carers and a range of organisations have the opportunity to attend, we would ask that tickets are only transferred within the same organisation and that no service user or carer tickets are reallocated to professionals.

Is the event open to service users and carers?

Yes. We are very keen to welcome service users and carers to this event and to join in the discussion and we can cover travel expenses. Please contact Dr Krysia Canvin ( if you would like us to pay for your travel.


World Café, Doncaster 14 March 2019

The World Café event will focus on carers’ views about their participation in mental health research featured on the radio (Hallam FM). Time & venue: The Dome in Doncaster on 14th March 1-3.30pm. Contact Nicola Clibbens for more details.