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Monthly Archives - July 2022

Managing burnout

Lately we’ve been hearing a lot about anxiety, fatigue, and exhaustion, and we’ve been feeling this too. Whilst there could be a whole host of explanations for this, two words come up time and again – burnout and stress. It can be hard to differentiate between the two, and indeed some of us may feel like we’re balancing on a fine line between them.  This edition of The Ascent explores these experiences more deeply in a bid to try [...]

POSITION STATEMENT | Eliminating restrictive interventions in mental health services

Forensicare acknowledges and supports eliminating the use of restrictive practices within Victorian mental health and wellbeing services. We are committed to working towards safely ending these practices at Forensicare and to continue listening to the voices of consumers, their families, supporters and our staff as we undertake this journey. We do not agree with recent commentary that reducing or eliminating restrictive practices will increase risks to the community and health care workers. However, we recognise the elimination of restrictive interventions [...]

Distinguished Professor James Ogloff

After more than 20 years at Forensicare, Distinguished Professor James Ogloff’s role is changing effective 1 August. Jim will continue to work with Forensicare in an advisory capacity but will step down from his role as Executive Director of Psychological Services and Research. As has recently been announced by our partners at Swinburne University of Technology, Jim has been appointed to the role of Dean of Health Sciences. Forensicare work in partnership with Swinburne University of Technology to operate the [...]