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Forensicare and CFBS’s Joint Submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

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 [...]

Forensicare featured on Australian True Crime Podcast

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 [...]

Margaret Grigg Forensicare CEO

Dr Margaret Grigg appointed as Forensicare CEO

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 [...]

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

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

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 farewells former CEO Tom Dalton

There’s no one quite like Tom Dalton. After 20 years—with ten as Corporate Counsel and ten as CEO—Tom is leaving the Forensicare family. While his role was to manage and lead, he became so much more: a voice for those who need it most. Under Tom’s leadership, Forensicare was able to expand and develop to provide the absolute best consumer care. One major recent expansion is the new intensive care Apsley Unit at Thomas Embling Hospital, as well as an additional 18 [...]

Forensicare’s Julie Dempsey awarded prestigious 2019 Meritorious Service Award

Forensicare’s Senior Consumer Consultant Julie Dempsey has been awarded the highly-esteemed 2019 Meritorious Service Award by RANZCP.

New Apsley Unit welcomes its first patients

This week Thomas Embling Hospital officially welcomed its first patients into the new Apsley Unit. The 8-bed secure intensive psychiatric care unit will provide short-term treatment for severely unwell prisoners. The unit will be integral in reducing wait times for male prisoners requiring compulsory treatment under the Mental Health Act 2014. Apsley’s design Apsley is a state-of-the-art short-term unit that will provide a calming space to assist patients in their mental health recovery journey. The unit features contemporary designs, providing patients with [...]