Research Network

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The Community Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Research Network (CMHDARN) is a partnership project between the Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC), the Network of Alcohol and other Drugs Agencies (NADA) and the NSW Mental Health Commission.

CMHDARN was established in 2010 to broaden involvement of the community mental health and alcohol and other drugs sector in evidence-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.

The Network aims to facilitate 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.

In order to build the research capacity of the mental health and alcohol and other drugs sectors, the Network will share information and engage with members via its website, workshops, forums, reflective practice webinars/webcasts, E-communications and other activities.

Visit our website at and become a CMHDARN member today. It's the easiest way to receive updates on CMHDARN activities and it's free to join.

Email the CMHDARN project coordinator, Dr Angela Argent at with comments, suggestions or requests.