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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.


WEBINAR: Co-production Kickstarter

This webinar celebrated the launch of the ‘Co-production Kickstarter’ resource with the authors: Dr Jo River, Brett Bellingham, Bradley Foxlewin and Dr Grenville Rose. The authors discuss the importance of co-production research for the community managed mental health and AOD sectors

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Using Program Logic in Evaluation & Translational Research

This resource aims to provide a better understanding of program logic and how you can use this framework to assist in planning and evaluating programs and interventions within your organisation, as well as applying a program logic framework to research projects.

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Co-production Kickstarter

The Kickstarter is a co-produced short guide to get started, and become more familiar with co-production research.

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Upholding best-language through CMHDARN: A Discussion

A Discussion Paper following a targeted consultation with a number of diverse lived experience participants to inform CMHDARN’s use of language.

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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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WEBINAR: Research methodologies

The sixth webinar in the CMHDARN research skills webinar series focuses on research methodologies, helping you to answer your research questions by exploring how to chose the best methodology to answer your question.

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WEBINAR: Evidence Base

The fifth webinar in the CMHDARN Research Skills webinar series examines what is meant by an evidence base, how to access it, add to it and critique it.

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WEBINAR: Co-production in research

The fourth webinar in the CMHDARN Research Skills webinar series explores co-production – what it means, how to engage with co-production in research in a meaningful way and how to get started.

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WEBINAR: Why conduct ethical research?

The third webinar in the CMHDARN Research Skills webinar series examines what is meant by ethical research and demonstrates how it can add value to your research and your service.

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