News from the team at Dr Pulman and Associates


Mental Health Month

October is Mental Health Awareness Month sponsored by the Mental Health Commission of NSW. This years theme is 'Share the Journey' promoting positive social connections and relationships to increase health and wellbeing. This is to coincide with World Mental Health Day on 10th October. 


Unfitness to Plead Project: Final Report released

The Unfitness to Plead Project, headed by the University of Melbourne has just released its final report on this issue. The document incorporates the views of practicing experts in the field as well as review of the current practices. The report summises the difficulties of individuals with cognitive and intellectual impairment face in the criminal justice system.


Traumatic Brain Injury Explained

Traumatic brain injury can result from many forms of accidents and injuries and can have profound impact on a persons life including their functional abilities, behaviours and mood. The conversation recently produced an article to explain TBI as well as it's effects and management. A link to their article can be found here. One of the ways to evaluate the impacts of a traumatic brain injury is through neuropsychological assessment. You can find out more about this on our website.


Potential benefits of computers in prison cells

President of the Criminal Justice Centre (CJC), the Hon John Dowd AO QC, has in a media release today advocated for the provision of computers in NSW prison cells in order to facilitate education and therapuetic programs for prisoners whilst spending time in their prison cells.


Women in the Justice System

Recently the Right Honorable Baroness Corston delivered a keynote address on women in the criminal justice system and the issues they face including mental health and social and environmental factors.


Mental Health Week 2016

Mental Health Week is here! To celebrate, the ABC is again running its 'Mental As' campaign, showing a range of different TV programs this week to highlight mental health and its impacts on the individual, their families and the community. The ABC trailer and complete viewing guide can be found here. And don't forget World Mental Health day on October 10. This years message is that Mental Health begins with me, indicating that all of us have a responsibility to look after our own mental health and well being as well as to assist others who may require help with their mental health.