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Doug Bell and Sam Pang recognised by RANZCP with awards for forensic psychiatry

Two Forensicare psychiatrists honoured by Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

Forensicare’s Dr Douglas Bell and Dr Sam Pang have been honoured by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) with the Ian Simpson Award and the Medlicott Award. Recognising Dr Douglas Bell A Consultant Psychiatrist at Melbourne Assessment Prison, Dr Douglas Bell will be awarded the Ian Simpson Award, which acknowledges the most outstanding contributions to clinical psychiatry as assessed through service to patients, and to the community. “It’s a great honour to be selected by my peers in [...]

Celebrating social workers in forensic mental health

For Forensicare’s Lead Social Worker Sarah Harvey, it’s all about supporting people with their mental health recovery. Whether that’s helping people set goals, or helping them navigate the often complex forensic mental health system, or even something as simple as lending an ear—Sarah is there. “I want to help consumers feel heard, and support them to achieve their goals,” she said. Working in mental health at the Ravenhall Correctional Centre Sarah works as a Lead Social Worker in Forensicare’s forensic mental health service at the Ravenhall [...]

Normal life has been disrupted: a free guide to help manage the disruption caused by COVID-19

Normal life has been disrupted: a guide to managing disruption caused by COVID-19

In collaboration with Occupational Therapy Australia, Forensicare’s Lorrae Mynard has created an important resource for managing daily life amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Life has been disrupted. That much is clear. With the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, causing wide-spread changes to daily life, it’s more important than ever to support our communities with innovative ways to reconnect with our lives in isolation. That’s why Forensicare’s Lead Occupational Therapist, Lorrae Mynard, has created Normal life has been disrupted: a guide to managing disruption caused [...]