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Australiasian Forensic Occupational Therapy Forum 2021

On World Occupational Therapy Day, Forensicare’s occupational therapy team are supporting the facilitation of a free online forensic occupational therapy forum. With the theme of “Transitions”, the forum will explore the role occupational therapists play in supporting consumers to transition to less restrictive environments.

Creating pathways for students to forensic mental health

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.

Normal life has been disrupted: a free guide to help manage the disruption caused by COVID-19

Normal life has been disrupted: a guide to managing disruption caused by COVID-19

In collaboration with Occupational Therapy Australia, Forensicare’s Lorrae Mynard has created an important resource for managing daily life amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Life has been disrupted. That much is clear. With the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, causing wide-spread changes to daily life, it’s more important than ever to support our communities with innovative ways to reconnect with our lives in isolation. That’s why Forensicare’s Lead Occupational Therapist, Lorrae Mynard, has created Normal life has been disrupted: a guide to managing disruption caused [...]

Forensic occupational therapy: transforming lives of those who need it most

Occupational therapy is all about helping people be the best version of themselves—and forensic occupational therapy is no different. What is forensic occupational therapy? Forensic occupational therapy helps people living with a mental illness do the things they need to in order to live healthier, more enriching, more satisfying lives.  “I believe everyone deserves to do the things they need to do to feel like themselves,” Forensicare Chief Occupational Therapist Marissa Davidson-Blue said. “In forensic mental health, we’re often working with people who haven’t had a very good [...]