COVID‐19 Acute Severe Behavioural Disturbance Risk Formulation Framework

This is interim advice pertaining to the period of the COVID-19 pandemic. This advice is additional to, but does not replace existing NSWH, LHD/SHN, and local policy, guidance and protocols.

The recommendations in this guidance represent the view of the Mental Health COVID19 Community of Practice, arrived at after consideration of the evidence available.

When exercising their judgement, professionals and practitioners are expected to take this guideline into account, alongside the individual needs, preferences and values of their patients or the people using their service. It is not mandatory to apply the recommendations, and the guideline does not override the responsibility to make decisions appropriate to the circumstances of the individual, in consultation with them and their families and carers or guardian.

Screening questions and risk assessment for COVID-19

Conduct a risk assessment for behavioural disturbance and aggression as per LHD/SHN processes.

Conduct a COVID-19 risk assessment

Advice for specific mental health clinical settings or scenarios

We welcome your feedback. Please email us a at COVID-19 mental health.

Current as at: Monday 25 October 2021
Contact page owner: Health Protection NSW