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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.

Centre for Mood Disorders launches

Centre for Mood Disorders Logo

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.

It will act as a centre that integrates research and education across the university, Trust, service users and members of the public within Nottinghamshire and will work also with other partners regionally, nationally and internationally. It will be divided into three themes:

  1. Depression and bipolar disorder in adults - Lead Prof Richard Morriss
  2. Mood, well-being and physical health - Lead Prof Patrick Callaghan
  3. Mood disorder in younger people - Lead Prof Kapil Sayal

Mood disorders include depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder and related problems such as health anxiety and repeat self-harm.

Find out more about the centre on the Centre for Mood Disorders web pages here.