Our collaborative research partnerships have enabled us to replace our intuitive understanding that what we do ‘works’, with data that substantiates this claim. This ensures we are delivering a service grounded in efficacy and we can translate our knowledge from research findings into a process of continuous learning.
Baptcare provides family and community services to support vulnerable and marginalised groups in society.
Unique and highly effective, the Mindset program:
- Provides valuable support to program participants, their families and carers;
- Helps people maintain connections in the community;
- Supports people to find and remain in accommodation;
- Connects people to services that help them meet their needs and goals;
- Ensures services are coordinated, integrated and relevant.
Research in action
Monash University’s independent evaluation of the Mindset program began in 2018. Baptcare has translated this research into action to facilitate the development of evidence-informed Mindset programs that are:
- Nationally accredited.
This research underlines Baptcare’s commitment to providing outstanding care and support to vulnerable people in our communities and highlights the way we use research to continuously measure, refine and develop the services we offer.
Featured Research Projects
The following projects give an insight into some of the world-leading Mental Health research undertaken by Baptcare.
References & Further Reading
The Evaluation of a Community-Based Mental Health Program: Examining Change Outcomes and the Implementation Strategy.
American Journal of Community Psychology
O’Donnell, R; Pizzirani, B; Savaglio, M; Breman, R; Fast, D; Vicary, D & Skouteris H. (2019).
Program description and implementation findings of MyCare: enhancing community mental health care in Tasmania, Australia.
Australian Journal of Primary Health, 26(5), 374–382.
O’Donnell, R., Ayton, D., Pizzirani, B., Savaglio, M., Fast, D., Vicary, D., & Skouteris, H. (2020).
Effect of community mental health care programs in Australia: A systematic review.
Australian Journal of Primary Health, 26(6), pp. 443-451.
O’Donnell, R., Savaglio, M., Vicary, D. & Skouteris, H. (2020).
MyCare study: Protocol for a controlled trial evaluating the effect of a community-based intervention
on psychosocial, clinical outcomes and hospital admission rates for adults with severe mental illness.
BMJ Open, 10(11).
Vicary, D., O’donnell, R., Skouteris, H., Savaglio, M., Fast, D. & Vincent, A. (2020).
Tertiary Research Partners