The Research Showcase is a bibliography of the research conducted by our sector. It contains a comprehensive list of the contributions of NADA/MHCC members and stakeholders to peer-reviewed journals and other places of influence in the last five years.
We’d love to showcase your work, so please forward your article to the CMHDARN Project Coordinator.
Research in its broadest sense is a contribution to knowledge. In community settings, and perhaps particularly where co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues are core business, research is often regarded as a luxury that time-poor, resource-constrained organisations can ill afford. We need to draw into question the logic of this reticence. The sustainability and longevity of the community sector depend on innovation, knowledge creation and sharing.
Research in mental health and alcohol and other drugs has the potential to improve services, practices and people’s lives. What little we know about the nexus between mental health and alcohol and other drugs is in need of our attention. What we learn from research should be translated into better practices that are shared across projects, programs and between the mental health and alcohol and other drugs sectors, so that communities of practice emerge and the potential of all new knowledge is maximised.
Building research capacity involves showcasing research engagement and successes. This document aims to share research developed by, and with, the mental health and alcohol and other drugs NGO sectors.
The Research Showcase provides a bibliography of largely peer-reviewed research published by MHCC and NADA member organisations and CMHDARN members covering a range of areas of practice. The bibliography is organised into the following thematic areas, although there is often considerable overlap among these areas:
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