Placement in psychiatric wards in Australia doesn't distinguish between a 60 year old woman with manic depression and a 20 year year old man with a drug or alcohol induced psychosis
We are advocating for the reinstatement of female only psychiatric wards, and further development of female psychiatry and female mental illness services in the community, Australia-wide and internationally. To ensure women’s safety in psychiatric wards, we intend to affect Government policy and budgets at State and National level
Our Overall aim is to get federal and state politicians to provide ongoing funding for female only psychiatric wards and services in the community for females and to input to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of people with disabilities.
Impatient the documentary
IMPATIENT- The Documentary follows artist and activist Sue E. Armstrong’s efforts to make the mental health system safer for females (girls, young women, women, and older women) with mental illness issues.
The film is being submitted to the current Australian Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disabilities, and will be used to convince policy makers to change the status quo and make psychiatric wards safer for females everywhere.
Screening Impatient the documentary
We are seeking to distribute our information far and wide. Hoping you will assist by circulating our information to your external and internal networks.
We encourage people to Explore our website and view our films. Short version (8 minutes) full documentary (46 minutes) Above
You may also arrange a screening, including as an agenda item at relevant meetings.
The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of people with disabilities.
Submissions made to the Royal Commission into violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of people with disabilities are key to our campaign. The outcomes of this royal commission will be key to future Government policies and budgets regarding the treatment of females (girls, young women, women, and older women) with mental illness issues.
Submissions need to be sent to and received by the Royal Commission by 31 December 2022.