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The Community Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Research Network (CMHDARN) offers a wide range of resources to support the development and build the capacity of individuals and organisations in the mental health and alcohol and other drugs sectors to undertake practice-based research. The resources featured here make up an information repository designed to promote the exchange of ideas, provide knowledge and support research capacity in these sectors.

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Research Showcase bibliography

The purpose of the bibliography is to reveal the significant contributions to practice-based research  made across the mental health and alcohol and other drugs sectors by NADA and MHCC members.

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Ask the Experts

CMHDARN’s Ask the Experts guide starts from a simple premise – that research and evaluation are best served with insights from people with lived experience of mental health and/or alcohol or other drugs issues.

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Language is powerful

NADA’s Language Matters resource provides best-practice guidelines on how to use language to empower clients. Taking a person-centred approach, it shows how powerful language can be – especially when discussing alcohol and other drugs.

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Alcohol and Drug Foundation Library

ADF Library is the largest and most up-to-date alcohol and other drugs (AOD) library in Australia, providing free access to a wide range of specialist print and online resources, including books, full-text articles from 11,000+ journals and databases.

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Developing and Refining your Research Question

The second of three primers aimed at assisting preparedness for implementing research programs. This resource introduces example research questions that NGOs may have, research methods, and what to anticipate from research findings.

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Frontline e-newsletter

NADA’s Frontline e-newsletter aims to increase workers’ skills and knowledge when they engage with clients. Sent every three weeks, it’s filled with practice-related content, resources and events.

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Using recovery-oriented language

This essential resource for mental health and human services outlines the importance of using trauma-informed recovery-oriented language

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Leading and Managing your Research Project

The third of three primers aimed at assisting preparedness for implementing research programs. This resource introduces governance issues to ensure the ethical conduct of a research project.

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Mental health industry news and updates

Subscribe to receive a weekly email containing a comprehensive update of community-managed mental health sector news and events.

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