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Our Members

Since our formation in 2006 the Institute has attracted more than 350 members, spanning the local, national and wider international community.

Our ‘Membership Benefits Package’ includes:
• Access to a work environment and base in Nottingham on a prestigious campus
• Free hospitality
• Early personal alerts regarding future Institute events
• Reduced conference fees for Institute events of up to 20%
• Monthly Institute newsletter
• Invitation to the annual Institute Anniversary Celebration
• Personal copy of the Institute’s annual report
• Join with research groups or teams
• Benefit from advice and guidance about establishing a new Managed Innovation Network or joining an existing one.

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Application for membership is by submission of your CV and a supporting statement detailing how you see yourself contributing to the work of the Institute over the next three years.

The Institute has membership options for Fellows, Senior Fellows and Professional Fellows. Please see our Guidance Notes for further details. The Appointments Committee reviews applications for membership.

To view the full list of Institute members, please click on Institute members 

We also have an Associate Fellows programme, suitable for people studying for a research degree with a focus on mental health issues who have a supervisor who works in or is a member of the Institute of Mental Health.


The benefits of this membership category include access to a ‘learning community’ built around an in-house development programme.

If you are interested in becoming an Associate Fellow,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., attaching a copy of your CV, names of your supervisors and a 200-word summary of your current research project.

The Associate Fellows programme has three core elements:

• A mental health pathway methodology seminar programme delivered by national and international research scholars. The programme will encourage critical reflection on methodological choices with reference to the theoretical, epistemological and ontological issues that shape research agendas in this area.

• The application of theoretical and subject-specific knowledge in practice will be explored in a seminar programme looking at current priorities in mental health policy and practice. This will include inputs from experts in mental health, including ‘experts by experience’, users of mental health services and their informal carers. It will be linked to shared learning opportunities with active researchers in the local mental health and primary care trusts.

• Action-learning sets, offering problem-focused learning opportunities to support doctoral students in managing projects, reflecting on methodological challenges and the production of post-doctoral publications.