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Forensicare’s submission to the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System

Forensicare’s submission to the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System

As the only agency in Victoria that provides clinical mental health services spanning across all components of the mental health and criminal justice sectors, we have a unique perspective to share. The Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System aims to provide a clear set of actions that will change Victoria’s mental health system, enabling consumers to live their best lives with recovery-focused support. Forensicare’s submission Forensicare has made a formal submission to the Royal Commission. We highlight the challenges faced by our consumers, families and [...]

Forensicare farewells former CEO Tom Dalton

There’s no one quite like Tom Dalton. After 20 years—with ten as Corporate Counsel and ten as CEO—Tom is leaving the Forensicare family. While his role was to manage and lead, he became so much more: a voice for those who need it most. Under Tom’s leadership, Forensicare was able to expand and develop to provide the absolute best consumer care. One major recent expansion is the new intensive care Apsley Unit at Thomas Embling Hospital, as well as an additional 18 [...]

Forensicare’s Julie Dempsey awarded prestigious 2019 Meritorious Service Award

Forensicare’s Senior Consumer Consultant Julie Dempsey has been awarded the highly-esteemed 2019 Meritorious Service Award by RANZCP.

Celebrating art therapy this World Art Day

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 [...]

New Apsley Unit welcomes its first patients

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 [...]

Executive Director of Community Operations

We’re hiring: Executive Director of Community Operations applications now open

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 [...]