Sandra Diminic
University of Queensland
PsychiatryMental healthBusinessPsychologyNursingYoung adultPsychological interventionMental illnessWorkforceService (business)Disease burdenPopulationPrimary healthGovernment departmentMental health serviceMedical educationService delivery frameworkMedicineGerontologyRespite care
96Publications
10H-index
571Citations
Publications 94
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#1Eryn Wright (Centre for Mental Health)H-Index: 2
#2Elizabeth Leitch (Centre for Mental Health)H-Index: 2
Last. Harvey Whiteford (Centre for Mental Health)H-Index: 96
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Regional integrated service planning has been identified as a key priority for improving the mental health system in Australia. The National Mental Health Service Planning Framework (NMHSPF) is an integrated planning tool that estimates the resources required to deliver the optimal mix of mental health services to a population. In 2016, Queensland Health commissioned a trial application of the NMHSPF for joint mental health planning between a Primary Health Network (PHN) and the corresponding st...
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#1Sandra Diminic (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 10
#2Yong Yi Lee (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 14
Last. Harvey Whiteford (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 96
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PURPOSE: To quantify and value the total informal support provided by family and friends to Australian adults with mental illness in 2018. METHODS: The number of mental health carers was drawn from the 2015 Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), adjusted to the 2018 population. Annual caring hours by type of assistance were estimated using the SDAC, 2007 National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing and an online carer survey. Caring hours for each task were assigned an hourly replacem...
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#1Harvey Whiteford (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 96
#2Sandra Diminic (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 10
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#1Sandra DiminicH-Index: 10
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#1Jaclyn SchessH-Index: 2
#2Sandra DiminicH-Index: 10
Last. Harvey WhitefordH-Index: 96
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Objective The aims of this study were to quantify Australian federal and state government expenditure on mental health carer services for 2014–15, map the types of services being provided and explore how funded service types compare with the evidence base for the outcomes of these carer services. Methods Web searches were conducted to identify in-scope mental health carer services in Australia funded by federal and state and territory governments. Funding estimates were confirmed where possible ...
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#1Sandra Diminic (Centre for Mental Health)H-Index: 10
#2Emily Hielscher (Centre for Mental Health)H-Index: 8
Last. Harvey Whiteford (Centre for Mental Health)H-Index: 96
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AimsPlanning mental health carer services requires information about the number of carers, their characteristics, service use and unmet support needs. Available Australian estimates vary widely due to different definitions of mental illness and the types of carers included. This study aimed to provide a detailed profile of Australian mental health carers using a nationally representative household survey.MethodsThe number of mental health carers, characteristics of carers and their care recipien...
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#1Emily HielscherH-Index: 8
#2James ScottH-Index: 98
Last. Sandra DiminicH-Index: 10
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#1Diana Beere (Centre for Mental Health)H-Index: 2
#2Imogen Page (Centre for Mental Health)H-Index: 2
Last. Meredith Harris (Centre for Mental Health)H-Index: 37
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The Floresco integrated service model was designed to address the fragmentation of community mental health treatment and support services. Floresco was established in Queensland, Australia, by a consortium of non-government organisations that sought to partner with general practitioners (GPs), private mental health providers and public mental health services to operate a ‘one-stop’ mental health service hub. We conducted an independent mixed-methods evaluation of client outcomes following engage...
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#1Sandra Diminic (Centre for Mental Health)H-Index: 10
#2Emily Hielscher (Centre for Mental Health)H-Index: 8
Last. Meredith Harris (Centre for Mental Health)H-Index: 37
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Intensive unpaid caring is associated with greater likelihood of not being employed, but impacts for mental health carers specifically remain unknown. This study aimed to: (a) examine the association between caring intensity and not being employed for primary mental health carers, (b) ascertain whether this relationship differs from that for other disability carers, (c) enumerate Australian primary mental health carers with a possible need for employment support and (d) describe these carers' un...
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#2Elizabeth LeitchH-Index: 2
#3Sandra DiminicH-Index: 10
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The National Mental Health Service Planning Framework (NMHSPF) is an evidence-based framework that provides national average benchmarks for optimal service delivery for mental health services in Australia. Application fo the NMHSPF requires a sound understanding of its structure, underlying assumptions and limitations. The University of Queensland was commissioned by the Australian Government Department of Health to design and deliver the NMHSPF training program. The training program was rolled ...
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