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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.

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.

The 'Evaluating the Care Certificate' project (Eccert) is evaluating the 15 standards designed to provide a consistent approach to the training and induction of healthcare assistants - the Care Certificate. Its intended outcomes include improving the experience of induction, training and career development for healthcare assistants and social care support workers as well as improving care for patients.

Read more about the study on the ECCert page of this website.