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Of the drugs available for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the most effective and safe for short-term treatment is methylphenidate for children, and amphetamines for adults, according to the most comprehensive evidence yet from a network meta-analysis and systematic review comparing the effectiveness and safety of seven ADHD drugs against placebo, published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal.

Maasai Warrior cricket team

The Rights Lab and Nottingham Business School are working hard in the fight against modern slavery.  As part of their activities they will be hosting the Maasai Cricket Warriors as part of the upcoming “Modern day slavery and survivors voices” conference.

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Dr Katy Jones (Assistant Professor of Applied Psychology from the Institute's Centre for Dementia) appeared on the BBC Radio Four Today programme on the morning of Thursday 2nd August reviewing the latest findings from a UCL published study. The study published in The BMJ looked at the association between alcohol consumption and dementia.

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A new study assessing the care received by people with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder is looking to recruit participants in Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire.

Silva Lining show script

A new play developed from research led by Professor Justine Schneider from the Institute of Mental Health is being performed in Nottingham this September.

Image of a head made from neon tubes

The NEON research study (Narrative Experiences Online) seeks to understand how online access to stories of personal recovery journeys through mental health challenges can benefit others.  The Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust research team are looking for volunteers to share their stories with them.

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At this week's Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2018, researchers from The University of Nottingham and University College London will be presenting a new, prototype quantum brain scanner that can measure ‘brain waves’ with unprecedented accuracy.

This summer sees the launch of three new Managed Innovation Networks (MINS) at the Institute. The networks bring researchers, clinicians and service users together to innovate and improve services through small funded research projects.

The communication needs of care home residents with dementia and hearing loss are seldom met. This month's Centre for Dementia seminar welcomes Dr Brian Crosbie (Research Fellow, University of Nottingham) to introduce the ORCHARD study and its findings.

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The outcomes from the recent ATLAS study were recently published in Lancet Psychiatry.

Having someone you care about admitted to a secure hospital can be a traumatic experience that leaves carers with a range of emotions. A recent project supported by The University of Nottingham’s ESRC Impact Acceleration Account, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and the Institute of Mental Health has produced a new guide to give carers additional support and information to help them navigate the processes and terminology involved.

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The awareness of mental disability law (including both mental health law and mental capacity law) in the UK and Ireland has increased in recent years, and there is now a wide range of researchers active in the field, in a variety of disciplines. The UK Mental Disability Law Conference is returning to Nottingham this week on 26-27th June and aims to bring researchers together, alongside people with lived experience of mental health/mental disability services.

Professor Stavroula Leka (University of Nottingham Professor of Work, Health and Policy Director, Centre for Organisational Health and Development) has been elected onto the Board of the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH). ICOH was founded in 1906 and represents more than 2000 members in 93 countries.

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The Centre for Organizational Health and Development was recently invited to deliver a stakeholder workshop as part of the Midlands Engine initiative in their recent conference (“ ‘Unlocking the Midlands’ productivity: aligning Mental Health, Skills and Innovation”, held at Loughborough University. This workshop was organised and delivered by Centre members: Dr Juliet Hassard (Assistant Professor of Occupational Health Psychology) and Vlad Dediu (Doctoral Researcher). The focus of the workshop was to explore: "How to promote wellbeing and foster innovation in the workplace?"

Piano keys and sheet of music

Listening to music, playing instruments and singing have all been shown to improve the wellbeing of people with dementia. At the end of its first year the Music in Dementia managed innovation network (MIN) funded by the Institute of Mental Health, is looking to extend its membership and to widen the scope of the group.

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The Institute of Mental Health, in association with the Royal College of Psychiatrists is pleased to announce the 2018 Duncan Macmillan Essay Prize for psychiatry trainees in the UK.

We are seeking essay entries up to 1,000 words on:

“The next big thing in psychiatry research”

Ellen Skellern painting

The Skellern Lecture is a prestigious annual event which celebrates advances in the field of mental health and mental health nursing. The Institute of Mental Health has been a long-standing supporter of the event, which celebrates the very best practice in mental health nursing.

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Experts from the Institute of Mental Health's Centre for Dementia have developed a new training course for healthcare professionals to help them communicate more effectively with patients living with dementia.

Tourettes Action sports kit

This month one of the Clinical Researchers from MindTech, Bethan Davies, smashed her personal best running record and all in aid of Tourettes Action.

Ontario Shores team visit the Institute of Mental Health

The Institute of Mental Health recently hosted two visitors from Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences in Ontario, Canada.

Kate Hodges receiving her award

A nurse from the NIHR Clinical Research Network - East Midlands, based at the Institute of Mental Health, has had her dedication and hard work recognised with a recent award win.

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For the past couple of years, IMH Research Fellow Fiona Marshall, along with numerous groups and individuals, has been working on the Rural Dementia Charter as part of the 2020 Prime Minister's Dementia Challenge. This has led to the production of two documents: the charter for policy makers and an Alzheimer's Society guide to dementia-friendly rural communities. Fiona Marshall is the first author of both documents.

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The Institute of Mental Health is very proud to be at the forefront of improving the lives of people with dementia and their families through innovations in care and technology.

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Specially organised ‘dementia friendly’ swimming sessions can be beneficial to people with dementia and their carers, according to a new study by researchers at the Institute of Mental Health released this week as part of Dementia Action Week 2018.

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, the Centre for ADHD and Neurodevelopmental Disorders across the lifespan (CANDAL), is holding its annual engagement conference for researchers, clinicians and service users.

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Traumascapes & Landscapes of the Interior: Can art heal emotional scars?

Our new summer exhibition called ‘Traumascapes & Landscapes of the Interior’ opens on 16 May. Working with Nottingham charity City Arts, the new art exhibition explores people’s experience of trauma.  

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has awarded five of the IMH’s professors with Senior Investigator status.

Clinical teams in the Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust’s Early Intervention in Psychosis Services have been praised for their contribution to a highly successful national mental health research study.

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Professor Paul Crawford, from the IMH’s Centre for Social Futures, has had his latest programme of work published and promoted in partnership with the Mental Health Foundation.

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The national Knowledge and Understanding Framework (KUF) for Personality Disorder have published a new prospectus promoting this innovative and ground-breaking education programme for people working in health, social care, criminal justice and other agencies supporting people affected by personality disorder.

We are looking for three people with lived experience of mental distress to join the advisory board for the IMH's new Centre for Mental Health and Human Rights. 

A new beautifully illustrated graphic novel explores the challenges of providing home care for people with dementia, and brings to life the day-to-day struggles of carers.

Winston’s World is based on research carried out by experts at the Institute of Mental Health looking at dementia home care. It features drawings by award-winning cartoonist Tony Husband and a research-informed narrative by Justine Schneider, Professor of Mental Health and Social Care at the University.

There are 46 million people enslaved around the world today.

The University of Nottingham’s Rights Lab is home to the world's leading contemporary slavery experts and have built the world's first large-scale research platform for ending slavery.

The Institute of Mental Health (IMH), in collaboration with the University of Nottingham’s Rights Lab, is contributing to delivering a unique programme of therapeutic care for people coming out of enslavement. A culture (and cost) sensitive mental healthcare support package for survivors to address the aftermath of slavery.

An Institute expert has been working with the world famous Cirque du Soleil providing training and education to their medical staff on nutrition and disordered eating.

The Institute’s Professor Jon Arcelus, professor of mental health and transgender health, teamed up with the circus arts company while the troupe was in residence at London’s Royal Albert Hall from February to March 2018.

Researchers are to investigate whether an innovative new treatment that targets areas of the brain with magnetic pulses could offer hope to the millions of people around the world who suffer from depression.

The study, led by the University of Nottingham and funded with more than £1.8 million from an MRC and NIHR partnership, with support from the recently established Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre, will examine the use of theta-burst stimulation (TBS) to find out whether it could help those people with depression for whom other treatments have proved ineffective.

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.

The IMH has awarded the 2017 Duncan MacMillan Essay Prize for psychiatry trainees in the UK. The competition sought essay entries on ‘the next big thing in psychiatry research’.

National BBC Breakfast News covered a conference at the IMH to promote a better understanding of ADHD.