The Community Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Research Network (CMHDARN) is pleased to announce the two successful recipients of the second round of Seeding Grants for 2018-19. The projects investigate coexisting mental health and substance use issues for the diverse clients that access their services and well represent the aims of the Network.
Drug and Alcohol Multicultural Education Centre
Drug and Alcohol Multicultural Education Centre (DAMEC) runs counselling and other activities to reduce the burden of AOD related harms including mental health issues among culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in NSW. Their research project involves a consultation on the needs and experiences of people from Iran living in Greater Sydney who may face AOD and mental health related issues.
Australian Drug Foundation
Australian Drug Foundation (ADFNSW) Kathleen York House is a long-term rehabilitation centre that supports women to overcome substance dependence and reduce its harmful impacts on their lives and the lives of their children, families and community. The research aims to understand the mental health needs of women seeking treatment for substance use disorders in NSW.
CMHDARN congratulates these two organisations on their successful applications. The projects are set to progress over the first half of 2019 and we look forward to reporting on outcomes.