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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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New Institute Director announced

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Martin Orrell as Director of the Institute of Mental Health.

Professor Orrell is currently Professor of Ageing and Mental Health at University College London. He also works as an Honorary Consultant and Old Age Psychiatrist and is Director of Research and Development at the North East London Foundation Trust.

He will replace Professor Nick Manning who retired as Director of the Institute earlier this year and will start his role on 1 March 2015.

See our news section for more information.

'REALITIES' of mental health portrayed in art

A new art exhibition highlighting the realities of living with a mental illness is being unveiled at The Institute of Mental Health.  The exhibition 'REALITIES', developed by local artist Rachel Oxley, will be unveiled at the Institute building at the University of Nottingham's Jubilee Campus on Friday 21 November.

See our Art at the Institute section for more information.


Centre for Translational Neuroimaging for Mental Health launches this week

A new Centre of Excellence is being launched this week by the Institute. The Centre for Translational Neuroimaging for Mental Health aims to translate the wealth of new information about the function of the human mind and brain obtained from neuroimaging into clinically relevant applications.

See our news section for more information.

Book your place at the MindTech National Symposium - 24 November 2014

Following last year's successful launch event, MindTech – a National Institute for Health Research Healthcare Technology Co-operative (NIHR HTC) – is holding its second national symposium on Monday 24 November 2014 at the Royal College of Physicians, London, titled Mind The Gap – Howcan evidence keep pace with new technologies in mental healthcare?

To book your place visit www.mindtech.org.uk. See our news section for more information.

Peer Support - A Shared Journey

To celebrate World Mental Health Day today on 10 October, the Institute's Peer Support Training Team launched their long awaited tandem-inspired film, highlighting the concept of a shared journey.

The film has been developed with fellow peers and colleagues from across the Country to promote the work that the training team is leading, in order to establish a national peer support network.

To find out more about Peer Support training go to the peer support page. You can view the film below.

Institute responds to Nick Clegg's pledge

Professor Chris Hollis, Director of MindTech (NIHR Healthcare Technology Co-operative hosted at the Institute of Mental Health responds to Nick Clegg's pledge on waiting times for mental health announced today.  See our news section for further details.

MindTech gains national recognition

MindTech, the healthcare technology co-operative, hosted at the Institute of Mental Health, has gained national recognition, appearing in the Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer 2013 Public Mental Health Priorities: Investing in the Evidence Treatment. See our News section for further details.

Publications awards now open

The 2014 Institute of Mental Health annual research publication awards are now open for entries. There are various categories to enter depending on employment of the Trust and whether the individual has published many articles before.

For full details, see our News page.