COVID-19: Important information for visitors to Forensicare.

Yearly Archives - 2020

Digital project by Forensicare social work and RMIT social work students, sharing the stories of consumers.

Digital story project provides snapshot into consumer recovery

Social work students from RMIT, University of Melbourne an Monash University have created a digital story project centered around capturing the lives, goals and personalities of Thomas Embling Hospital consumers and carers.The project aims to not only destigmatise mental health consumers, but to also give staff further insight into who our patients are.The team, which consisted of social work students and staff, have created over a dozen story projects that humanise consumers by sharing their thoughts and stories through [...]

Forensicare and CFBS win ACHS Quality Improvement Award

Find out more about this exciting news!Forensicare and the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science (CFBS) have won the Clinical Excellence and Patient Safety category at the ACHS 23rd Annual Quality Improvement Awards.These national awards acknowledge healthcare organisations that show excellence and innovation in clinical care, organisation-wide practice, service delivery and performance measurement. They are an opportunity to share patient-focused innovation and quality improvement achievements with the rest of the healthcare industry.The eDASA+APPForensicare and the CFBS have [...]

What does NAIDOC Week mean to you?

Aboriginal colleagues and consumers at Forensicare share their reflections.Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders have the oldest living and continuous cultures in the world. This years theme “Always Was, Always Will Be” recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years. They were Australia’s first explorers, farmers, engineers, educators and artists and continue to contribute to all areas of our community.NAIDOC (National Aboriginal Islanders Day Observance Committee) Week is held to celebrate First [...]

Curious about our psychology team?

As part of Psychology Week 2020, we’d like to introduce you to members of our psychology team.Psychology Week is an annual initiative of the Australian Psychological Society that aims to increase awareness about how psychology can help you lead a happier, healthier, and more meaningful life.We’re using the opportunity to profile members of our Psychology team – so you can learn a bit about them and their work in the field of forensic psychology.Tell us about your role [...]

Sharing our staff top tips for mental health

Sharing practical mental health tips from our staff

As part of our Mental Health Month celebrations, we’re sharing practical mental health tips from our staff.It’s true: 2020 has been a year of challenges. From bushfires, to floods, to our changing world and COVID-19, many of us may be feeling stressed and overwhelmed.That’s why we’ve asked our staff to share their top mental health tips for coping.As a mental health organisation, we’re well-versed in coping mechanisms for when we experience mental ill-health.From both a lived experience [...]