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Community Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Research Network (CMHDARN) offers a wide range of resources to 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 are designed to promote the exchange of ideas, provide knowledge and support research capacity in these sectors

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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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Language is powerful

NADA’s Language Matters resource provides best-practice guidelines on how to use language to empower clients. Taking a person-centred approach, it shows how powerful language can be – especially when discussing alcohol and other drugs.

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Advocate eMagazine

Advocate is published by NADA on a quarterly basis and keeps readers abreast of significant issues relating to the NSW non-government AOD sector. The theme of the most recent issue is access and equity.

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Alcohol and Drug Foundation Library

ADF Library is the largest and most up-to-date alcohol and other drugs (AOD) library in Australia, providing free access to a wide range of specialist print and online resources, including books, full-text articles from 11,000+ journals and databases.

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Mental health industry news and updates

Subscribe to receive a weekly email containing a comprehensive update of community-managed mental health sector news and events.

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Research Ethics Matter

CMHDARN has developed this guide to empower organisations to make ethical decisions and act on them with confidence in various research and evaluation situations and contexts.

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Thinking ‘Research’ – Key Concepts

One of three primers aimed at assisting preparedness for implementing research evaluation and development programs. This resource introduces key concepts and definitions to enable research partners to speak a common language.

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