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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]