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Duncan MacMillan Essay Prize

The Institute of Mental Health is pleased to announce the
Duncan MacMillan Essay prize for psychiatry trainees in the UK.

Celebrating and promoting the work of psychiatry trainees nationwide.

“The next big thing in psychiatry research”

We are seeking essay entries of 1000 words – your thoughts and ideas on the next big thing in psychiatry research.

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Download the Essay Prize rules

Closing date for entries: 1 October 2017
Entries should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Proposed IMH Centre for Mental Health and Human Rights

Plans are underway to establish a Centre for Mental Health and Human Rights based at the Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham

The focus of the centre will be both national and international and we are establishing close links with the World Health Organisation. To that end, Martin Orrell, Mike Slade and Peter Bartlett had an encouraging and productive meeting with the WHO in the spring.

The centre would cover human rights issues in relation to mental health, mental capacity and intellectual disability. The work of the new Centre would be of especial relevance if a new and revised UK Mental Health Act is forthcoming.

At this stage we keen to find out who may be interested in being involved in such a Centre, what work is already being (or has already been) done involving international or national human rights and mental health and what directions colleagues might be interested in exploring in those areas.

If you are interested in being involved in the proposed Centre please send the following details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  it would be helpful to have your response by 1 July 2017.

Expression of interest - Proposed IMH Centre for Mental Health and Human Rights

Your name:
Your email address:
In relation to mental health / mental disability and national / international human rights, please indicate:
· Your publications (maximum 10), reports, grants:
· Your experience:
· Areas you would like to explore through grants, research, etc:

 

Nottingham People’s Choir

The aim of the choir is to promote health and well-being through the joy of singing. Singers welcome but ability to sing is not required!

The choir is fun, helping people to build confidence and find friendship. The choir welcomes adults aged 16 and onwards, particularly older and disabled people and people from diverse backgrounds. It meets every Thursday, 1-2pm, during school term-time. 

Read more: Nottingham People’s Choir

Funding for new ADHD test

The NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) East Midlands with support from the NIHR MindTech Healthcare Technology Co-operative (HTC) have helped fund a test to assess Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Read more: Funding for new ADHD test

New tool developed to help assess carers' quality of life

Dr Deborah de Oliveira, a research fellow at the University of Nottingham, has published a unique scale to measure the subjective quality of life of older family carers of people living with dementia.

Read more: New tool developed to help assess carers' quality of life

Largest ever investment in mental health research announced

Nottingham has been awarded £23.6 million from the Government to enable clinical researchers to keep pushing for medical breakthroughs, as part of a record package of funding announced this week, by Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt.

Read more: Largest ever investment in mental health research announced