Tag - Prison mental health

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 [...]

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 [...]