Research network

Network update

Great news! CMHDARN has been funded for another year to build research capacity across the mental health and AOD community sectors. By supporting research at a service level, CMHDARN aims to improve the quality of service delivery and thus the outcomes for people living with mental health and AOD issues.

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Apply now for ethical consultation for your research/evaluation project
The CMHDARN Research Ethics Consultation Committee provides ethical guidance by researchers and experts in the fields of mental health and AOD for research being conducted in these sectors. Anyone who is conducting research relating to clients/consumers in the mental health and/or AOD sectors is encouraged to apply to the RECC. Learn more.

About the network

The CMHDARN is a partnership project between NADA, the Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC) and the NSW Mental Health Commission.

CMHDARN was established in 2010 to broaden involvement of the community mental health and alcohol and other drugs sectors in practice-led research and to promote the value of research and the use of research evidence in practice.

Its overall aim is to:

  • improve the quality of service delivery and correspondingly, the outcomes for consumers of community managed services
  • promote increased understanding and awareness of co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues.

CMHDARN facilitates the development of a culture of research by providing opportunities and context for the exchange of ideas, the sharing of resources, support and collaboration among community organisations and between community organisations and research bodies, including universities and research institutes. Communities of practice help foster continuous learning, shape critical thinking and enable innovative practices and approaches.

In order to build the research capacity of the mental health and alcohol and other drugs sectors, the network shares information and engages with members via its website, workshops, forums, reflective practice webinars/webcasts, and other activities.

Visit www.cmhdaresearchnetwork.com.au and become a CMHDARN member today. It’s the easiest way to receive updates on CMHDARN activities and it’s free to join.