Tag - Mental Health

Celebrating mental health carers this Carers Week

Carers and the invaluable role they play in mental health recovery

We couldn’t do what we do without carers. Carers and families play a vital role in mental health recovery. In fact, mental illness is one of the leading causes of disability in Australia. The carers and families of consumers have an enormous impact on the live and functionality of their loved one, providing over 106 million hours of often unpaid mental health support, care and assistance per year in Australia alone. It would cost a whopping $13.2 billion to replace [...]

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’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.

Celebrating art therapy this World Art Day

Today is World Art Day—and a great chance to showcase some of the great work our Art Therapist Annie Fox does at Thomas Embling Hospital. Unlike your typical art class, art therapy doesn’t rely on skills or aesthetics, and instead focuses on the creative process, and the way art can convey things words  cannot. Art therapy is about communication that bypasses words. It can also be an excellent way to teach problem-solving skills, self-awareness, mindfulness, increase socialisation, and promote a [...]

Executive Director of Community Operations

We’re hiring: Executive Director of Community Operations applications now open

Forensicare is looking to hire a new Executive Director of Community Operations. Applications are now open. Who are we? Forensicare is the leading provider of forensic mental health care in Victoria. We work to meet the needs of consumers with serious mental illnesses across the Victorian justice system, mental health sectors and the community. We’re the only service that spans across both the mental health and justice sectors, so we have a unique perspective on mental health and public safety. We provide [...]