The Ravenhall Correctional Centre opened in late 2017. Located in Ravenhall in Melbourne’s West, the new medium-security men’s prison provides world-class forensic mental health services in Victoria.
Ballerrt Yeram-boo-ee Forensic Mental Health Service
Ballerrt Yeram-boo-ee (pronounced Balit Yerimboy) Forensic Mental Health Services (FMH) provides 75 dedicated forensic mental health beds, along with forensic mental health outpatient services for approximately 100 other prisoners at the Ravenhall Correctional Centre (RCC). The service is a Recovery-oriented forensic mental health service providing mental health treatment and care for mentally ill offenders in Victoria’s prison system.
Recovery-oriented mental health care
A Recovery-oriented mental health service is a service where the patient is at the centre of the care they receive, and works in partnership with their treating team. We acknowledge each individual patient as an expert on their own life. Individuals are empowered to make their own choices about their Recovery, and builds upon their strengths to take as much responsibility as possible for their care and treatment.
A Recovery-oriented mental health service promotes hope and optimism in the individual’s future and ability to live a meaningful life. It works in positive and realistic ways with individuals, and their carers, to help them realise their own hopes, goals and aspirations.
Clinical and custodial partnership
A key part of forensicare’s work at RCC is the partnership between clinical and custodial staff. As a Forensicare employee, you will be working closely with custodial staff in accordance with the Ravenhall Charter to achieve integrated custodial and forensic mental health services across the FMH units.
Our relationship with GEO is built on collaboration and consultation and is synergistic with a shared desire to provide integrated care to the prison population.
Visiting Ballerrt Yeram-boo-ee Forensic Mental Health Service
Ballerrt Yeram-boo-ee is located at Ravenhall Correctional Centre 97 Riding Boundary Road, Ravenhall VIC 3023. For visitor information visit the Corrections, Prisons & Parole website.