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CMHDARN Website now has a NEWS page.

This website now has a single page to go to for all the latest news. Press on News on the top menu bar or follow the link below.


NOW AVAILABLE!! Webinar held 25 November 2014- Coexisting alcohol misuse and depression Research Forum held 2nd December 2014- Navigating Research Ethics - see the presentations and notes from forum GO TO 'RESEARCH ACTIVITIES' page


The Community Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Research Network's Aim is to build the capacity of community managed mental health, alcohol and other drug services, to develop more strategic and long term relationships with researchers, and to improve the service delivery to people affected by mental distress and drug and alcohol issues.

The Community Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Research Network (CMHDARN) was established to broaden involvement of drug and alcohol and mental health community organisations in practice-based research, to promote the value of research and to increase the application of research evidence to everyday practice.

Learn About the Network

Find out about the history of the network, how the project officer is supported, and what the CMHDARN is trying to achieve.


Find out about past and current activities. Follow the links to resources and materials arising from forums and events.

Making Your
Job Easier

Browse here for publications, resources, other research network and website links, and research funding opportunities.

Joining the

If you want to receive regular updates and invitations to events make contact with the Project Officer here.

CMHDARN acknowledges and pays respect to the traditional owners of the land on which we live and work across NSW.  As we share our knowledge, teaching and learning, may we also pay respect to the knowledge embedded forever within the Aboriginal Custodianship of Country.
CMHDARN also acknowledges and values the lived experience of people affected by mental distress and drug and alcohol issues, both past and present.