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.
The Centre for Health and Justice, led by Professor Eddie Kane, is a major national development in the understanding of and provision for mentally disordered offenders.
The Centre brings together research, policy and practice in the fields of mental and general health care and criminal justice, through an innovative multi-disciplinary approach. It carries out clinically focused and practically designed research to provide the evidence base to build a new generation of services. Chair of the new Centre’s Advisory Board is Lord David Ramsbotham, formerly HM Chief Inspector of Prisons.