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CFBS awarded research grant to help identify patients at risk of self-harm

am at the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science (CFBS) have been awarded a grant to commence a new research project to examine whether a risk assessment instrument – developed to help nurses identify patients at risk of imminent aggression – can be adapted to help identify people who may be at risk of deliberate self-harm.

Forensicare and CFBS’s Joint Submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

In February, a parliamentary committee began an inquiry into mental health and suicide prevention. Alongside a range of mental health organisations and individuals, Forensicare and the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science submitted a joint submission and participated in a public hearing. We wanted to take this opportunity to share a little more about the inquiry and our submission. What is a parliamentary inquiry? Parliamentary inquiries are run by committees that have been set up to investigate specific matters of interest to the [...]

Forensicare featured on Australian True Crime Podcast

The Australian True Crime podcast has featured an interview with Forensicare’s Executive Director of Clinical Services, Dr Danny Sullivan. The episode looks at what happens when someone is found not guilty due to mental impairment and what’s involved in terms of treatment at Thomas Embling Hospital.  Dr Sullivan provides easy-to-understand explanations about the complexity of the space Forensicare works in and debunks common misconceptions related to forensic mental health.  It’s an excellent interview and we encourage you to have a [...]