Nearly 40,000 incidents of physical restraint on mental health patients were recorded in one year - with more than 3,000 in the "dangerous" face-down position - according to figures.
Data obtained under the Freedom of Information Act showed 39,883 recorded incidents in England of all kinds of physical restraint in mental health trusts during 2011/12, resulting in at least 949 injuries to people with mental health problems.
Mental health charity Mind said there was "huge variation" between trusts in the use of all types of physical restraint.
More top news
The Indonesian police plane dropped out of contact and villagers have 'found police uniforms' in the sea.
The Post Office said it was 'business as usual' but unions said Saturday's industrial action was getting solid support.
A former German prisoner of war has left nearly £400,000 to a small Scottish village for the kindness shown to him during his captivity.