Family and carer support

Forensicare supports families and carers by offering a range of resources as well as events for families and carers to come together throughout the year.

Carer Support Funding

This funding is available to make life easier for the family/carer, particularly to visit Thomas Embling Hospital. Some of the funds have been used for travel costs from interstate plus accommodation, taxi vouchers, petrol cards and help with car repairs.

Well Ways (Forensicare)

Well Ways (Forensicare) is a Mental Illness Fellowship program that has been specifically adapted for caregivers of people with mental illness, who also have contact with Forensicare or the criminal justice system. Participants have reported a sense of relief at being able to access family education and support in the context of the patients’ offending, as well as their mental illness.

More information

For more information about family and carer support and resources contact:
Donna Vos
T:  03 9495 9164
M: 0466483377
E:  donna.voss@forensicare.vic.gov.au