Forensicare’s response to the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System

Forensicare welcomes the final report delivered by the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System. Forensicare CEO, Dr Margaret Grigg said that the 65 recommendations were ambitious and, once implemented, will transform our mental health system for the better. “These recommendations lay the foundation for a system that will better support the recovery of people with mental illness who are at risk of entering, or who have entered the justice system,” Grigg said. “Forensicare treats many of the Victorians that this system has failed. [...]

Forensicare and Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science Annual Research Report 2019-2020

The Annual Research Report is now available. The Annual Research Report provides a comprehensive review of the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science (CFBS) and Forensicare’s research activities over the past 12 months. In addition to providing mental health services through inpatient, community-based and prison programs, Forensicare provides research, training and professional education in partnership with the CFBS at Swinburne University of Technology. This report provides details about our research program and the ways in which we are promoting continuous [...]

Congratulations to our mental health nurse cadets from our nursing cadetship

Congratulations to our nurse cadets!

Four nurses have completed Forensicare’s first-ever Nursing Cadetship Program.  The six-month program is open to third-year Bachelor of Nursing students in their last semester of study to help them gain a better understanding of working in forensic mental health as a nurse.  Of the four nurses who completed the cadetship in December 2020, three are continuing into the Forensicare Graduate Nurse Program this year.   Emily Anderson, who had completed three placements of work experience at Forensicare prior to the program, said it’s [...]

Pictured is Stephane Shepherd and Justin Trouson, who won research awards last year.

Two Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science staff members win research awards

Associate Professor Stephane Shepherd and Dr Justin Trouson from the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science (CFBS) have been honoured with two notable awards recognising their mental health research. 2020 Victoria Multiculturalism Commission Justice Award – Associate Professor Stephane Shepherd Dr Stephane Shepherd was awarded the 2020 Victoria Multiculturalism Commission Justice Award for his work developing research on cross-cultural issues at the intersection of psychology and the Australian criminal justice system. Stephane explores the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse people in [...]

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+APP Forensicare and the CFBS have [...]