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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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Centre for Mood Disorders launches at the Institute

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A new Centre of Excellence has been launched at the Institute. The Centre for Mood Disorders, led by Professor Richard Morriss, will act as a centre that integrates research and education across the university, Trust, service users and members of the public within Nottinghamshire and it will work also with other partners regionally, nationally and internationally. It will be divided into three themes:

  1. Depression and bipolar disorder in adults - Lead Prof Richard Morriss
  2. Mood, well-being and physical health - Lead Prof Patrick Callaghan
  3. Mood disorder in younger people - Lead Prof Kapil Sayal

Mood disorders include depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder and related problems such as health anxiety and repeat self-harm.

Find out more about the centre on the Centre for Mood Disorders web pages here.

Evaluating the Care Certificate study makes it into The Nursing Times

An Institute study has made it into the Nursing Times today! Read the article here.

The 'Evaluating the Care Certificate' project (Eccert) is evaluating the 15 standards designed to provide a consistent approach to the training and induction of healthcare assistants - the Care Certificate. Its intended outcomes include improving the experience of induction, training and career development for healthcare assistants and social care support workers as well as improving care for patients.

Read more about the study on the ECCert page of this website.

REBOOT - Researching online mental health support

Feeling stressed or low? - Join our study and help us research online mental health support!

REBOOT (Notts) is a University of Nottingham research study which aims to help local people with stress and low mood.

If you are aged 16+ and can access the internet you can sign up online. For more information or to sign up for this study visit www.rebootnotts.com. You can also visit the research section of this website for more detail.

International Conference: Refocus on Recovery 2017 - Register now!

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18th to 20th September 2017, Nottingham Conference Centre

Refocus on Recovery 2017 is an international conference aimed at advancing the field of recovery research and to create an international community of influence. The conference will address:

  • Recovery for different groups
  • Re-situating recovery
  • Prevention of mental ill-health
  • Allocating resources

Registration and abstract submission are now open! 

For more information and to book your place visit:

View the event flyer here for more information.

2016/17 Seminar Series launches at the Institute

Limited number of funded places for Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust employed staff - book now and don't miss out!

Due to the success of our 2015/16 skills based and research and evaluation seminar series', we are delighted to announce the launch of round two, to be delivered at the Institute of Mental Health in Nottingham from September 2016 to March 2016. The workshops are open to all and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. For more information visit the current events page of the website.