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Monthly Archives - December 2019

Celebrating mental health nurse practitioners with Forensicare's Nurse Practitioner Program

Ten years on: celebrating our mental health nurse practitioners

Every day is a new and exciting challenge for Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Courtney Dunn. It’s a complex role in a complex environment, but Courtney wouldn’t have it any other way.“Our days vary quite a bit,” said Courtney.“Professionally, it’s a great role to be in because you get to work independently, while still being attached to a team.”As a nurse practitioner with Forensicare at the Melbourne Assessment Prison, Courtney’s day might include anything from complex case management, advanced assessment and interventions, and [...]

Finding hope in a hopeless place: battling mental health in prison

Peer worker Glenn Broome helps prisoners find hope in Forensicare’s Ballerrt Yeram-boo-ee Forensic Mental Health Service at the Ravenhall Correctional Centre—and it can be as simple as a cup of coffee, and a chat with someone who cares.After half a lifetime of battling his own mental health demons, Glenn Broome was determined to help others find hope.“The early stages of my life had to mean more than just a bad experience,” Glenn said.“I wanted to help the people who [...]