A new Mental Health and Wellbeing Act is being developed to reset the legislative foundations for Victoria’s mental health and wellbeing system.
The Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to design a mental health system that recognises the needs of forensicare consumers. All forensic consumers deserve access to care that is humane, safe, respectful of their rights, supportive of individual needs, facilitates recovery, and is provided in the least restrictive way. Recently, witness statements from Forensicare Executive Director of Clinical Services Danny Sullivan and Board Director Sue Williams have been released and added to the RCVMHS website. Both statements speak to their area of expertise and experience within the mental health and justice system. Witness Statements from our [...]
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 [...]