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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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 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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  • New CMHDARN Innovation and Evaluation Grant 2019-2020
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    • 13/06/2019 - 22/07/2019
    • 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

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.

Mentoring Program

CMHDARN has been exploring ways to further develop research capacity in community organisations. One of our initiatives is the Community Research Mentoring Project.

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Ethical Research Consultation

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Find out about the CMHDARN Research Ethics Consultation Committee.

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Seeding Grants

CMHDARN invites you to submit an Expression of Interest for the latest CMHDARN Research Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs Seeding Grants.

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Join Us

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.