Research network

Network update

CMHDARN recently accepted expressions of interest for a second round of Seeding Grants for 2018/19.
A panel will review these expressions of interest and applicants will be notified shortly.

Apply now for a research mentor. The CMHDARN community research mentoring program aims to increase mentee confidence, knowledge and skills in the areas of research, and further develop a research culture within community managed organisations. Applications close 11 December 2018.

Email the research network coordinator to sign up to the CMHDARN mailing list. The ‘Research ethics consultation committee’ are happy to assist in reviewing human research enquiries within the mental health and AOD communities. If you’re an aspiring researcher and want some support in this context, contact us now.

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.