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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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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.

New centre of excellence launched

A new centre of excellence has been launched by the Institute of Mental Health seeking to transform our understanding of dementia.

The Centre for Dementia will focus on dementia as a pathway or a journey, which typically lasts for several years from first onset to end-of-life. All the points along the journey need to be better understood – with great potential for research in many fields.

The Centre for Dementia was formally launched during Dementia Awareness Week on Tuesday 20 May at the Institute of Mental Health on The University of Nottingham's Jubilee Campus.

For further details, please visit our News page.