Mental Health Month is a good time to remind ourselves of the benefit of reflective practice.
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.
Forensic mental health clinicians endorse telehealth, but the benefits must be weighed against potential limitations.Anna Quinn
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.
Forensicare and CFBS’s Joint Submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Mental Health and Suicide PreventionAnna Quinn
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 [...]
The Australian True Crime podcast has featured an interview with Forensicare’s Executive Director of Clinical Services, Dr Danny Sullivan. The episode looks at what happens when someone is found not guilty due to mental impairment and what’s involved in terms of treatment at Thomas Embling Hospital. Dr Sullivan provides easy-to-understand explanations about the complexity of the space Forensicare works in and debunks common misconceptions related to forensic mental health. It’s an excellent interview and we encourage you to have a [...]
Forensicare would like to welcome our new Chief Executive Officer. After a four-month interim period, Dr Margaret Grigg has officially been appointed as Forensicare’s Chief Executive Officer. Margaret was originally appointed as the organisation’s interim CEO, following the departure of former CEO Tom Dalton earlier this year. “I am really excited to be working with Forensicare,” she said. “The organisation has such a history, and it’s great to be working somewhere that has such a deep set of values and commitment to consumer [...]
As the only agency in Victoria that provides clinical mental health services spanning across all components of the mental health and criminal justice sectors, we have a unique perspective to share. The Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System aims to provide a clear set of actions that will change Victoria’s mental health system, enabling consumers to live their best lives with recovery-focused support. Forensicare’s submission Forensicare has made a formal submission to the Royal Commission. We highlight the challenges faced by our consumers, families and [...]
Forensicare is looking to hire a new Chief Executive Officer. Applications are now open.