Today is World Art Day—and a great chance to showcase some of the great work our Art Therapist Annie Fox does at Thomas Embling Hospital. Unlike your typical art class, art therapy doesn’t rely on skills or aesthetics, and instead focuses on the creative process, and the way art can convey things words cannot. Art therapy is about communication that bypasses words. It can also be an excellent way to teach problem-solving skills, self-awareness, mindfulness, increase socialisation, and promote a [...]
This week Thomas Embling Hospital officially welcomed its first patients into the new Apsley Unit. The 8-bed secure intensive psychiatric care unit will provide short-term treatment for severely unwell prisoners. The unit will be integral in reducing wait times for male prisoners requiring compulsory treatment under the Mental Health Act 2014. Apsley’s design Apsley is a state-of-the-art short-term unit that will provide a calming space to assist patients in their mental health recovery journey. The unit features contemporary designs, providing patients with [...]
The Centre for Behavioural Science and Forensicare would like to invite you to submit your abstracts for the annual Prato conference. The 2019 conference will explore working with violence in adults and youth.
Forensicare is looking to hire a new Executive Director of Community Operations. Applications are now open. Who are we? Forensicare is the leading provider of forensic mental health care in Victoria. We work to meet the needs of consumers with serious mental illnesses across the Victorian justice system, mental health sectors and the community. We’re the only service that spans across both the mental health and justice sectors, so we have a unique perspective on mental health and public safety. We provide [...]
Bill Healy, Forensicare’s Chairman of the Board, was nationally recognised with on the 2019 Australia Day Honour’s List.
Forensicare would like to extend a warm welcome to our 20 new 2019 graduate nurses who commenced their orientation into mental health nursing earlier today.