About the network

About the network

The Community Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Research Network (CMHDARN) is a partnership project between the Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC), the Network of Alcohol and other Drugs Agencies (NADA) and the Mental Health Commission of NSW.

CMHDARN was established in 2010 to broaden involvement of the community mental health and alcohol and other drugs sector in practice-based research and to promote the value of research and the use of research evidence in practice.

Its overall aim is to:

  • improve the quality of service delivery and correspondingly, the outcomes for consumers of community-managed services, and
  • promote increased understanding and awareness of co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues.

CMHDARN aims to facilitate the development of a culture of research by providing opportunities and context for the exchange of ideas, the sharing of resources, support and collaboration among community organisations and between community organisations and research bodies, including universities and research institutes. Communities of practice help foster continuous learning, shape critical thinking and enable innovative practices and approaches.

In order to build the research capacity of the mental health and alcohol and other drugs sectors, the Research Network shares information and engages with members via its website, workshops, forums, reflective practice webinars/webcasts and other activities.

We listen to our members and we seek your engagement. Become a CMHDARN member today. It’s the easiest way to receive updates on CMHDARN activities and it’s free to join.

Email comments, suggestions or requests: info@cmhdaresearchnetwork.com.au

About MHCC

The Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC) is the peak body for community managed mental health organisations in New South Wales.

Find out more about the Mental Health Coordinating Council www.mhcc.org.au

About NADA

The Network of Alcohol and Drug Agencies (NADA) is the peak organisation for the non government alcohol & other drugs sector in NSW.

Find out more about the Network of Alcohol and other Drugs Agencies www.nada.org.au