Best Practice Guides


These guides have been written for any community organisation, consumer or carer in the mental health and alcohol and other drugs sectors who are considering engaging in research and/or evaluation.

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Are you part of a community organisation that has published in a peer reviewed journal in the last five years on a topic related to mental health and / or alcohol and other drugs work?

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Find out more about CMHDARN. The Community Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Research Network (CMHDARN) is a partnership between NADA and MHCC …

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CMHDARN offers a range of activities designed to build the evidence base and capacity for research. These activities include the website, research forums…

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In this section we provide you with a range of resources and links that will support you in your work. These resources include publications, guides, news…

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CMHDARN helps to build research capacity across the mental health and alcohol and other drugs community sectors. Its overall aim is to improve the quality of service delivery and correspondingly, the outcomes for people living with mental health conditions and alcohol and other drugs issues.

Community Research Mentoring Program

Would you like to conduct research in your service but don’t know how? Would you like support with your research? Would you like to develop new research skills.

The Community Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Research Network (CMHDARN) invites applications for short-term mentoring to link you with an academic who has expertise in the area related to your research ideas.

Applications are now open!

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Ethical Research Consultation

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Find out about the CMHDARN Research Ethics Consultation Committee and how this committee can provide guidance on the ethical aspects of your research

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Membership is FREE. As a member you will receive information on our events, mentoring program and other network activities.

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The Community Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Research Network (CMHDARN) is a collaborative project between NADA and MHCC, in partnership with Mental Health Commission of NSW.