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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.

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'Dissimilar Reflections' - photography exhibition unveilled at the Institute

A new photographic exhibition has been unveiled at the Institute. The exhibition ‘Dissimilar Reflections’, developed by local artists Mark Taylor and Tony Fisher launched last month and is open for viewings at the Institute building on Triumph Road in Nottingham from 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday until the end of March.

For more information, visit the arts section of the website here.

New peer support film now available

The Institute's Peer Support Training Team has launched its new peer support film! Following the success of their tandem-inspired film last year, the team has co-produced another exciting instalment in collaboration with Self Help Services, based in the North West.

The film captures how people have benefited from peer support and the community aspect of it. It highlights how the Institute and Self Help Services have developed a mutual working relationship which has benefitted both organisations and the future of Peer Support. For more information, visit the Peer Support pages of the website.

Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) modules available – apply now!

The Institute of Mental Health is offering NHS staff across the East Midlands, funded university training to develop their learning and skills.

Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) University degree-level and post graduate modules in areas such as mindfulness, recovery, dementia and psychosis are available to Registered Nurses and Allied Health Professionals in Bands 5 – 8.

Read more: Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) modules available – apply now!

IMH Publication Awards launched

Submit your paper for the Institute's annual research publication awards by 31 March 2016. The awards – which are made up of four prize categories – will celebrate and promote the work of people within Nottinghamshire Healthcare or at the University of Nottingham working in the fields of mental health or learning disability.

Category winners will receive £100 each to be given as a voucher, and winners will be announced during the Institute's Research Day on 10 May 2016. Please submit your paper (in PDF format) to Lorna Viikna at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 31 March 2016.

Visit the news section for more information about categories, rules and how to apply.

New research series launched at the Institute

We are delighted to announce the launch of two new workshop series’, to be delivered at the Institute of Mental Health in Nottingham from November 2015 to March 2016:

Understanding mental health skills based workshops: A series of seminars, focused on understanding a range of different mental health experiences

Research and evaluation workshop series:A series of ten seminars, taking participants through the process of delivering evaluation and research

The workshops are open to all and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis - book now and don't miss out!

For more information about the workshops click on the titles above, visit the events page of the website or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.