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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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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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WEBINAR: Formulating a research question

This second webinar in the CMHDARN Research Skills webinar series shows how developing a question to answer is fundamental to research, helps provide a framework and can guide research methods.

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WEBINAR: Ethical and Inclusive Research

This webinar examines why it’s important to recognise diverse communities in research and how to go about conducting ethical research with those communities, such as when collecting data.

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WEBINAR: Understanding COVID-19 impacts

This webinar, presented by Professor Anthony Shakeshaft, explores the impact COVID-19 has had on mental health and alcohol and other drugs service delivery, as well client outcomes and experience.

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WEBINAR: Why research?

This first webinar in the CMHDARN Research Skills webinar series features mental health and alcohol and other drugs experts discussing why research is important to the sector and what defines evaluation.

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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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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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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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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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