One in four people will develop a mental health problem at some point during their lives. Mental distress can range from mild depression or anxiety to conditions such as bipolar disorder (manic depression) or schizophrenia where individuals may experience psychosis.
The Institute of Mental Health was launched in 2006 to help transform our understanding and treatment of mental illness. We are a partnership between Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust and the University of Nottingham and we are one of the leading mental health institutes in the UK, offering leadership and innovation backed by world class expertise.
To mark the start of Dementia Awareness Week, on Monday 18 May, the Centre for Dementia will be hosting a national meeting of some of the leading authorities involved in dementia research from across the UK.
Leading researchers from nine universities will be coming to Nottingham to give presentations about the research they are undertaking. The aim is to develop a series of events that draw together UK research strength in psychosocial dementia research and act as a stimulus to developing future joint projects.
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Join us for the launch of 'Dreams: Hurt, Hope & Happiness' at the Institute on 21 May 2015, from 2.30pm.
About the exhibition: We all dream. We have day dreams and night dreams. Sometimes mental illness can feel like a waking nightmare, especially psychosis. Art can help us see through our dreams. Art can show our hurts, our hopes and our happiness. Dreams can express the boundaries between the hidden and the obvious, the conscious and the unconscious, dreams and desires.
This is the seventh open exhibition at the Institute of Mental Health in collaboration with City Arts, Nottingham. It features work, on the subject of mental illness, by professional and emerging artists from across the UK.