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Finding hope in a hopeless place: battling mental health in prison

Peer worker Glenn Broome helps prisoners find hope in Forensicare’s Ballerrt Yeram-boo-ee Forensic Mental Health Service at the Ravenhall Correctional Centre—and it can be as simple as a cup of coffee, and a chat with someone who cares. After half a lifetime of battling his own mental health demons, Glenn Broome was determined to help others find hope. “The early stages of my life had to mean more than just a bad experience,” Glenn said. “I wanted to help the people who [...]

Forensicare's Ballerrt Yeram-boo-ee forensic mental health service at Ravenhall Correctional Centre celebrates its second birthday.

Ballerrt Yeram-boo-ee service celebrates second birthday

On Monday 13 November in 2017, Forensicare’s Ballerrt Yeram-boo-ee forensic mental health service at the Ravenhall Correctional Centre welcomed its first two patients. Now, two years on, we take the time to celebrate the achievements of our incredible team. But what is Ballerrt Yeram-boo-ee? Meaning “strong tomorrow” in the language of the local Wurundjeri people, Ballerrt Yeram-boo-ee is a 75-bed forensic mental health service, helping male prisoners with a mental illness at the Ravenhall Correctional Centre. The service provides both inpatient and outpatient [...]