CMHDARN Research Skills webinar series – Webinar 3 – Ethical Research

The next webinar in the CMHDARN research skills webinar series demystifies ethical research, explores why ethics is not just another hurdle and demonstrates how conducting ethical research adds value to your research and your service. Watch below: 


CMHDARN Webinar – Evaluating service changes due to COVID-19

COVID-19 has forced dramatic changes in the delivery of mental health and alcohol and other drugs services. To better understand the impact of these changes on service delivery, client outcomes and experience, it is important that services systematically document and assess what has happened and why.

This webinar presents an impact framework that can be used to measure the impact of these changes and demonstrates ways to use currently collected data to measure changes in service delivery.

It is entirely plausible that services in the mental health and alcohol and other drugs sectors will implement some of the changes due to COVID-19 on a more permanent basis. Services need to articulate why changes have been kept and what impact they are likely to have on clients in the future.

The webinar was be presented by Professor Anthony Shakeshaft, Deputy Director of the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre.

If you would like a copy of the framework discussed in this webinar or the associated slides, please email info@cmhdaresearchnetwork.com.au


CMHDARN Webinar – Ethical and Inclusive Research

When conducting research in the mental health and alcohol and other drugs sectors, it is important to recognise that our populations are not homogeneous and we therefore need to consider the value and complexities of conducting research with diverse communities.
This panel webinar includes voices from LGBTIQ+ communities, Aboriginal communities, people with disabilities and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
It explores concepts such as:
  • Why it is important to recognise diverse communities in research
  • How to conduct ethical research with diverse communities
  • What consent may look like for different communities
  • How to collect data for / from these communities in a meaningful and ethical way



CMHDARN Research Skills webinar series

CMHDARN has developed a series of webinars to support the development of research skills in the mental health and alcohol and other drugs sectors.

Webinar 2 – Developing a research question

Developing a question to answer is fundamental to research. A good question gives the research a framework, can help decide the methods used for undertaking the research and will make the research findings meaningful. Without a good question, research can be useless.

This webinar will cover how to develop a research question in the mental health and alcohol and other drugs sectors, including how to make it meaningful in non-government settings where funding for research is often not the priority.

Click HERE for the presentation slides from this webinar


Webinar 1 – Why Research

Mental health and alcohol and other drugs experts explored why research is integral to the mental health and alcohol and other drugs sectors; what research means to them and what defines evaluation.


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Reflective Practice webinar

2016 Webinar: Effective Models of Care for Comorbid Mental Illness and Illicit Substance Use – hosted by Frances Kay-Lamkin

Hosted by: Associate Professor, Frances Kay-Lambkin

About the webinar

This review argues for more coordinated and efficient approaches to working with people with mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues. The conversation will focus on the need for collaboration between researchers and services in translating research into better practices.

Read Francis Kay-Lambkin’s 2015 paper here

Watch the webinar here