John Mendoza

John Mendoza
ConNetica · Executive

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Social and economic inequalities and mental health problems and suicide

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Publications (55)
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Background: The right to the highest attainable standard of mental health remains a distant goal worldwide. The Report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the right of all people to enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health pleaded the urgent need for governments to act through appropriate laws and policies. We argue t...
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Integrated Atlas of Care for Multiple Sclerosis in the ACT region-2020 ii Disclaimer: This report has been prepared through a consultancy process using specific methods outlined in the Framework section of this report. The Project Team has relied upon the information obtained as being accurate with every reasonable effort made to obtain information...
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Ed-LinQ is a mental health policy initiative to enhance the early detection and treatment of children with mental illness by improving the liaison between schools and health services in Queensland, Australia. We measured its impact from policy to practice to inform further program developments and public strategies. We followed a mixed quantitative...
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Objective: Variation exists in the patterns of alcohol and other drug (AOD) use and related impacts across geographic locations and over time. Understanding the existing AOD service system and the local context that it operates within is fundamental to optimize service provision. This article describes and compares the availability, placement capa...
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Introduction: Remote areas hold specific local and structural conditions that affect care availability and access, such as geography, population characteristics and service provision. Care in these areas is frequently scarce and fragmented and difficult to compare with other areas even in the same country. This study aims to analyse the adult menta...
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Australia has a population of around 4 million people aged 65 years and over, many of whom are at risk of developing cognitive decline, mental illness, and/or psychological problems associated with physical illnesses. The aim of this study was to describe the pattern of specialised mental healthcare provision (availability, placement capacity, bala...
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Background: This paper outlines the need for a health systems approach and rapid response strategy for gathering information necessary for policy decisions during pandemics and similar crises. It suggests a new framework for assessing the phases of the pandemic. Method: The paper draws its information and conclusions from a rapid synthesis and tran...
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Aim: To summarise commonalities and variations in the mental health response to COVID-19 across different sites and countries, with a view to better understanding key steps not only in crisis management, but for future systemic reform of mental health care. Method: We conducted a Rapid Synthesis and Translation Process of lessons learned from an in...
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Objective Urbanisation presents specific challenges for the mental wellbeing of the population. An understanding of availability of existing service provision in urban areas is necessary to plan for the needs of people with mental illness in these contexts to identify gaps in care provision and inform policy and planning. This study aims to provide...
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Background: This paper outlines the need for a health systems approach and rapid response strategy for gathering information necessary for policy decisions during pandemics and similar crises. It suggests a new framework for assessing the phases of the pandemic. Method: The paper draws its information and conclusions from a rapid synthesis and tran...
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Aim: To summarise commonalities and variations in the mental health response to COVID-19 across different sites and countries, with a view to better understanding key steps not only in crisis management, but for future systemic reform of mental health care. Method We conducted a Rapid Synthesis and Translation Process of lessons learned from an int...
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Objective Mental health (MH) care in remote areas is frequently scarce and fragmented and difficult to compare objectively with other areas even in the same country. This study aimed to analyze the adult MH service provision in 3 remote areas of Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development countries in the world. Methods We used an intern...
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ConNetica Consulting, in collaboration with OzHelp developed and commenced delivery of the training program Strengthened for life in 2016. Strengthened for life® is a one-day suicide prevention training program that aims to increase participants' skills, knowledge and willingness to engage with and support individuals who are at imminent risk of su...
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This is an evaluation report based on 325 surveys completed by participants in the Conversations for Life early suicide prevention course. Conversations for life® is a very early suicide prevention program that aims to increase participants’ knowledge, skills and confidence to have conversations with others who are starting to show signs of distr...
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ConNetica Consulting in collaboration with the OzHelp Foundation and Strong Smart Solutions developed and commenced delivery of the training program Stronger Smarter Yarns for Life in 2016. Stronger Smarter Yarns for Life is a very early suicide prevention program that was developed with and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and non-indige...
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Objective: Access to services and workforce shortages are major challenges in rural areas worldwide. In order to improve access to mental health care, it is imperative to understand what services are available, what their capacity is and where existing funds might be spent to increase availability and accessibility. The aim of this study is to inve...
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This is a submission to the Productivity Commission (of Australia's) Inquiry into Mental Health prepared by ConNetica for the Western Sydney Primary Health Network (PHN). The document is among over 450 submissions to the Inquiry. Its focus is on systems approaches to health reform with a particular focus on strengthening primary care through data...
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Stronger Smarter Yarns for Yarns is an early suicide prevention training program that has been developed with and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and non-Indigenous people. The program incorporates: • the unique factors contributing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ thoughts of suicide, alcohol and substance abuse and oth...
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This Integrated Atlas of Western Australia, commissioned by the Western Australian Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) and the Western Australia Mental Health Commission aligns with the recommendations of the National mental health Commission Review of Programmes in 2014 which drew attention tot he need for local planning and mapping of services and po...
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This Integrated Atlas of Western Australia, commissioned by the Western Australian Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) and the Western Australia Mental Health Commission aligns with the recommendations of the National Mental Health Commission's Review of Programmes in 2014 which drew attention to the need for local planning and mapping of services and...
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This presentation outlines the results from several large-scale regional service and population mapping projects in rural and regional Australia. It shows the types of services, the capacity of services and the location of services in relation to population need. Comparisons with other regions (in Australia and in other countries) are also shown. T...
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Mental health reform efforts in Australia have focussed attention on the biomedical dimensions of mental illness. They have failed to educate and empower individuals and communities on the actions they can take in their daily lives and the policy decisions that affect our mental health status. Hence, the mental health of the nation is declining, no...
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The evidence on the efficacy of suicide prevention efforts is weak. Our understanding and approach to prevention is still in a pre-paradigm phase despite more than 50 years of research. Our efforts tend to focus on individuals - be they gatekeepers, individuals at risk or those bereaved by suicide. Systems and structural approaches to address the d...
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This Integrated Atlas of Western Australia, commissioned by the Western Australian Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) and the Western Australia Mental Health Commission aligns with the recommendations of the 2014 National Mental Health Commission report for local and regional planning. It is a tool for evidence informed planning that critically analys...
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Chronic disease affects approximately seven million people in Australia, is a major contributor to morbidity and premature mortality and represents a disproportionately large economic cost to the health system. The three chronic disease foci of this report, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) and Diabetes Mell...
Technical Report
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This Integrated Atlas of Western Australia, commissioned by the Western Australian Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) and the Western Australia Mental Health Commission aligns with the recommendations of the National Mental Health Commission's Review of Programmes in 2014 which drew attention to the need for local planning and mapping of services and...
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Following the 2014 Review of Programmes and Service by the National Mental health Commission and the Australian Government's response a year later accepting the recommendations made by the Commision, there was a real opportunity for real reform of mental health services. Now just 12 months on from the Government's response, the translation of the p...
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NAPLAN is the national testing regime for numeracy and literacy conducted across Australian schools. As with all such national school testing, it is not without critics. However, there is no national testing regime for social and emotional wellbeing or physical health. Evidence of the benefits of daily physical education for students' physical, soc...
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The extent of suicide and self harm in Australia is significant yet as a public health issue, it receives little attention nor the application of proven public health strategies. Largely absent form the suicide prevention strategies and initiatives of all Australian governments over the past 2 decades, has been an absence of any attention on the so...
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Introduction: Consumer focused integrated care requires a whole of system paradigm shift for the myriad of community and government service providers that provide support to individuals who are impacted by severe and complex mental, physical and social health issues. Service providers often work in silos due to narrow and specific contractual oblig...
Technical Report
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In February 2014, ConNetica was contracted by the Queensland Mental Health Commission (QMHC) to undertake a review of the Queensland Ed-LinQ Initiative. The purpose of the project was to develop and implement a framework to evaluate the Ed- LinQ Initiative, including reviewing the associated evidence. This project was conducted from mid-February u...
Technical Report
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In February 2014, ConNetica was contracted by the Queensland Mental Health Commission (QMHC) to undertake a review of the Queensland Ed-LinQ Initiative. The purpose of the project was to develop and implement a framework to evaluate the Ed-LinQ Initiative, including reviewing the associated evidence. This project was conducted from mid-February un...
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Suicide prevention is a factor of well-being. It is always contextual and it is always personal. Sadly, it is more easily identified and labelled as suicide prevention when a crisis occurs and urgent intervention is required. By then the task for a bystander is more difficult, the burden more severe and the responsibility more acute. For any indivi...
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Presentation In February 2014, ConNetica was contracted by the Queensland Mental Health Commission (QMHC) to undertake a review of the Queensland Ed-LinQ Initiative. The purpose of the project was to develop and implement a framework to evaluate the Ed-LinQ Initiative, including reviewing the associated evidence. This project was conducted from m...
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Suicide prevention is a factor of well-being. It is always contextual and it is always personal. Sadly, it is more easily identified and labelled as suicide prevention when a crisis occurs and urgent intervention is required. By then the task for a bystander is more difficult, the burden more severe and the responsibility more acute. For any indivi...
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The rationale for this Report is simple. It is released on the anniversaries of two landmark reports on mental health care in Australia - the 30th anniversary of the Richmond Report and 20th anniversary of the Burdekin Report. The move to deinstitutionalisation is arguably one of the most important public policy ʻdecisionsʼ of the post-war era in...
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A Mentally Healthy Future for all Australians "We don't just want to live in Australia - we want to live in a mentally healthy Australia" Australia was the first nation in the world to recognise the need for a national effort to improve mental health services for people with mental illness. In 1992, the then Keating Government, with the agreement...
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There has been, and continues to be, widespread international concern aboutathletes’ use of banned performance enhancing drugs (PEDs). This concern cul-minated in the formation of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in Novem-ber 1999. To date, the main focus on controlling the use of PEDs has been ontesting athletes and the development of tests to...
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CONTEXT: Recent international developments have served to solidify the international approach to doping in sport. The development of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has resulted in new, coordinated efforts to address this important sport issue. An array of new efforts and initiatives has been initiated by the new agency. The Sydney and Salt Lak...

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