Now into her 60s, Dannii Lane is a survivor with a lifelong history of mental illness and complex trauma as well as a lived experience of restraint and seclusion that goes back to the 1960s.
Since 2005, Dannii has worked as a consumer consultant to the Tasmanian Mental Health Service in areas as diverse as Quality & Safety, Policy Development, Legislation Development & Review, Restraint & Seclusion, plus MHS employee recruitment Panels. Dannii is also a human rights advocate.
Ms Lane was also the Tasmanian Consumer Representative on the National Mental Health Seclusion and Restraint Project (The Beacon Project) and has worked with the National Mental Health Commission and Melbourne University researching best practice for reducing/eliminating restrictive practices in mental health settings.
Currently, Dannii is a consumer consultant to the MHS’s Hobart based Department of Psychiatry Restrictive Interventions Panel and the Restrictive Interventions Management and Review Committee at the Wilfred Lopes Secure Mental Health Centre.