Forensic mental health
The forensic mental health program is available to clients who are currently on a community corrections order (CCO) or parole, or who have mental illness they are currently not receiving treatment for. A condition of this order is the need to obtain treatment for their mental health.
BCH can only receive referrals from corrections staff, but if a family member or other professional believes our team may be beneficial for the client, get in contact with BCH, or ask the client to discuss options with their corrections worker.
Our multidisciplinary team consists of a GP, nurse, social worker, peer worker and psychologist, which ensures that clients receive holistic care and have all of their needs identified. We work collaboratively with other agencies, so that individual needs are met by the correct service provider.
The program is a consortium with Grampians Community Health and BADAC, covering all of the Grampians area, including Horsham, Ararat and outlying areas.
This service is free and operates out of the Ballarat Community Health Victoria Street office.