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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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Professor Mike Slade joins the Institute

Professor Mike Slade has been appointed as Professor of Mental Health Recovery and Social Inclusion. The joint appointment between Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Nottingham will consolidate recovery as a leading aspect of mental health services and research activity in Nottingham.

Mike has pioneered research in recovery. He is currently Professor of Health Services Research at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King's College London, and is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in South London. His research includes recovery and outcome focused mental health services and service user involvement, which has been highly influential. He has also made a key contribution to research on needs assessments and residential alternatives to inpatient services, and developing measures.

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Interested in developing a clinical academic career?

If the answer is yes, Health Education England (HEE) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) have developed a 3-minute long film about developing a clinical academic career. The eye-catching animation describes the opportunities on offer to all professions and is available to view here.

2015 Innovation in Healthcare Awards - Enter now!

The East Midlands Innovation in Healthcare Awards recognise achievements across the region to improve patient outcomes through innovation.

Launched last year by the East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN) they offer health and social care staff at all levels a chance to shine a light on proven innovative services, projects and products that are helping transform services for patients.

The deadline for nominations is Friday 14 August 2015 and the winners will be announced at a celebration event on 5 November.

So, if you work in an organisation involved in healthcare; the awards are your opportunity to showcase your innovation and gain support in its further development. For more information, visit the awards website here or 'read more' below to find out about this year's categories.

Read more: 2015 Innovation in Healthcare Awards - Enter now!

Art exhibition at the Institute

'Dreams: Hurt, Hope & Happiness' is open to the public until 25 September 2015

About the exhibition: We all dream. We have day dreams and night dreams. Sometimes mental illness can feel like a waking nightmare, especially psychosis. Art can help us see through our dreams. Art can show our hurts, our hopes and our happiness. Dreams can express the boundaries between the hidden and the obvious, the conscious and the unconscious, dreams and desires.

This is the seventh open exhibition at the Institute of Mental Health in collaboration with City Arts, Nottingham. It features work, on the subject of mental illness, by professional and emerging artists from across the UK.

The exhibition will be open to the public until 25 September, on weekdays from 10am - 4pm, at the Institute building, Triumph Road, Nottingham.

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