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Monthly Archives - October 2019

Forensic occupational therapy: transforming lives of those who need it most

Occupational therapy is all about helping people be the best version of themselves—and forensic occupational therapy is no different.What is forensic occupational therapy?Forensic occupational therapy helps people living with a mental illness do the things they need to in order to live healthier, more enriching, more satisfying lives. “I believe everyone deserves to do the things they need to do to feel like themselves,” Forensicare Chief Occupational Therapist Marissa Davidson-Blue said.“In forensic mental health, we’re often working with people who haven’t had a very good [...]

2018-2019 Annual Report

Forensicare’s 2018-2019 Annual Report now available

Tabled yesterday in Victorian Parliament, our 2018-2019 Annual Report is now available.Providing an overview of our achievements over the last 12 months, our 2018-2019 Annual Report highlights major service expansions to meet the increased demand for forensic mental health services in Victoria.These include:The opening of the Apsley Unit in Thomas Embling HospitalRefurbishment of the Marrmak Unit at the Dame Phyllis Frost CentreRefurbishment of the Acute Assessment Unit at Metropolitan Assessment PrisonWe’d like to thank our staff, carers and [...]

Forensicare's Hepatitis Victoria Award

Forensicare wins 2019 Hepatitis Victoria Organisational Collaboration Award

Earlier this week, Forensicare was announced as the winner of Hepatitis Victoria’s 2019 Organisational Collaboration award.The award recognises health organisations that make a significant impact to reducing the prevalence of hepatitis in Victoria, while maximising the well-being of those living with viral hepatitis. The award also recognises collaboration with Hepatitis Victoria.Forensicare’s Infection Prevention and Control team secured the award for its efforts in minimising the risk and reducing the harm of hepatitis at Thomas Embling Hospital.“This is a fantastic, [...]

Celebrating mental health carers this Carers Week

Carers and the invaluable role they play in mental health recovery

We couldn’t do what we do without carers.Carers and families play a vital role in mental health recovery. In fact, mental illness is one of the leading causes of disability in Australia. The carers and families of consumers have an enormous impact on the live and functionality of their loved one, providing over 106 million hours of often unpaid mental health support, care and assistance per year in Australia alone. It would cost a whopping $13.2 billion to replace [...]