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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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Exhibition launch for World Mental Health Day

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The Institute of Mental Health in Nottingham marked World Mental Health Day on Tuesday 10 October with the launch of a new arts exhibition. ‘Roots’ – a solo arts exhibition by Nottinghamshire artist Angie Martin, It opened at the Institute building on 10 October 2017 and runs until January 2018.

World Mental Health Day, according to the Mental Health Foundation, provides an opportunity ‘for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide’. This year’s theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is mental health in the workplace.

Read more in our arts and mental health section of the website.

IMH Publication Awards 2017

We are now accepting entries for our annual Publication Awards, looking to highlight the best publications produced during 2017. Prizes will be presented at the IMH Annual Research Day in May. The Awards aim to 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.

Closing date: 31 March 2018

Read more: IMH Publication Awards 2017

Recovery conference success

Hundreds of delegates from across the world attended the international Refocus on Recovery Conference 2017, hosted by the Institute in Nottingham this September. A selection of social media posts made by delegates at the conference can now be seen on Storify.

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.

Read more: Researching online mental health support