The Institute is now accepting entries for our annual Publication Awards, highlighting the best publications of 2018. The awards aim to celebrate and promote the publications produced in the fields of mental health or intellectual disability research by people working within Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, The University of Nottingham or affiliated to the Institute of Mental Health.

 The award categories are as follows:

  1. Best overall publication
  2. Best publication when the author has no more than 6 previous publications
  3. Best publication flowing from work during doctoral studies or as part of a doctoral dissertation
  4. Best publication by an employee of Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust who does not have a substantive contract with a university
  5. Best publication co-authored with a person with lived experience of mental distress or a current or former user of mental health services
  6. Best publication by a member of the Institute of Mental Health who is a person with lived experience of mental distress or a current or former user of mental health services

Each award carries a prize value of £100* and the winners will be announced at the IMH Annual Research Day on 21st May 2019.

(* award to be used on a research related item of the winner’s choice)

Nominations may be submitted by the author or by others (professors are not eligible for prizes).  A publication may be submitted for more than one category but may only win one prize.

Please submit your paper (in PDF format), along with a completed application form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 31 March 2019.

Please download and read the full competition rules.