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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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Register now for international conference: Refocus on Recovery 2017

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18th to 20th September 2017, Nottingham Conference Centre

Refocus on Recovery 2017 is an international conference aimed at advancing the field of recovery research and to create an international community of influence. The conference will address:

  • Recovery for different groups
  • Re-situating recovery
  • Prevention of mental ill-health
  • Allocating resource

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Publications Awards 2016

The Institute of Mental Health are now accepting entries for our Publications Awards, looking to highlight the best publications that have been produced during 2016.

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Media focus in The Nursing Times

An Institute study on evaluating the Care Certificate has made it into the Nursing Times. Read the article here.

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Researching online mental health support

Feeling stressed or low? - Join our study and help us research online mental health support. REBOOT (Notts) is a University of Nottingham research study which aims to help local people with stress and low mood.

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Centre for Mood Disorders launches

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A new Centre of Excellence has been launched at the Institute. The Centre for Mood Disorders, led by Professor Richard Morriss, will seek to further our understanding of health issues such as depression and bi-polar disorder.

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New seminar series launches at the Institute

Due to the success of our 2015/16 skills based and research and evaluation seminar series', we are delighted to announce the launch of round two, to be delivered at the Institute of Mental Health in Nottingham until March 2016.

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