Forensicare has initiated the Allied Health Pre-Qualifiication Program to attract soon-to-be-qualified students to a career in forensic mental health. Soon we will welcome six final year universty students enrolled in social work, occupational therapy and psychology to our service.
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 Occupational Therapist, Lorrae Mynard awarded grant by the Occupational Therapy Australia Research Foundation.admin
Lead occupational therapist, Lorrae Mynard has received a grant from the Occupational Therapy Australia Research Foundation to evaluate the implementation of occupational formulation at Forensicare.
Forensic mental health clinicians endorse telehealth, but the benefits must be weighed against potential limitations.admin
A survey of 295 forensic psychiatrists and psychologists highlights how through the ups and downs of lockdowns, they practitoners also discovered the pros and cons of telehealth.
Some may wonder what attracts people to work in a prison setting. Especially when it involves working with prisoners with difficult behaviours that are very hard to manage.
Forensicare and CFBS’s Joint Submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Mental Health and Suicide Preventionadmin
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 [...]
New research shows instrument – the eDASA+APP – reduces incidents of aggression at Thomas Embling Hospitaladmin
A recent study has produced further evidence that a new instrument can help staff to reduce restrictive practices.