Workshops for national principles for forensic mental health

Closes 28 Feb 2022

Opened 14 Dec 2021


Let us know if you are interested in participating in an online workshop.

A series of online workshops are being planned between January and March of 2022. 

The workshops will provide an opportunity for people to tell us about what they think is important for national principles for forensic mental health.

The workshops will be held online, with up to 25 participants each, and will take around 2 hours.

You will need to be living in Australia and aged 18 years or over to participate.

We can't promise that everyone who lets us know that they are interested, will be able to participate.  Places will be allocated as expressions of interest are received. Register now if you would like to be considered. 

We will be in touch closer to the time to see if you are available and still interested in joining in.

One or more workshops will be held for each of the following groups:

  • People with Lived Experience of the forensic mental health system either personally, as a familly member, supporter, carer or close friend.
  • People who work for forensic mental health services
  • People who work in the criminal justice system (police, courts, correctional services, legal services)
  • People who work in community organisations which have an interest in justice/and or mental health.

Why your views matter

Principles for forensic mental health can be very important for people who are in contact with the criminal justice system, with mental health care needs. They provide the foundation for what the forensic mental health system should be striving to acheive.

Australia has a set of principles that were formed fifteen years ago.  A lot of things have changed since this time that are important to forensic mental health. 

We want to make sure that the forensic mental health system has up-to-date principles to guide it.  These principles should reflect all the expertise and experience of the people who are affected by them. 


  • Partner organisations
  • Community members
  • Consumers / patients


  • Health planning and strategy consultation