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CMHDARN community research mentoring program

The Community Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Research Network (CMHDARN) invites staff from Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC) and the Network of Alcohol and Other Drugs Agencies (NADA) member organisations to apply as a mentee with the CMHDARN Community Research Mentoring Program.

The program aims to:

  • increase mentee confidence, knowledge and skills in the areas of research
  • provide mentors with an opportunity to enhance their understanding of community managed organisations
  • further develop a research culture within community managed organisations
  • increase mentors’ understanding of practice related issues concerning organisations working in the community managed mental health and AoD sectors, as well as better understanding stakeholders’ interests (e.g. consumers, clients, carers) and experiences.

Applicants need to:

  • be based in NSW
  • be working for an organisation that is a current member of either MHCC and/or NADA
  • identify a research project, idea, or capacity building tool/resource, skills development or innovation proposal to develop over the course of the program
  • demonstrate evidence of organisational support and capacity, including Manager (or equivalent) sign-off.

If your application is successful, you will be matched with a postdoctoral research fellow from the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use (CREMS) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), or another university for commencement in the new year.

Application process
Applications must be submitted using the application form [DOCX] and emailed to the research network co-ordinator by COB 11 December 2018.

For further information email the research network co-ordinator or phone 02 9555 8388 [ext 121].

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