Section taken from "Twisted Rose" painting

The Institute of Mental Health's new autumn/winter exhibition has now been announced. The institute is working with artist Andy Farr to create a series of paintings that will help people understand post-traumatic stress and explore the process of recovery.

Volunteer using MEG scanner

Researchers from the Centre for Translational Neuroimaging have found that the signals in people’s brains differ depending on a particular aspect of an individual’s personality, termed Schizotypy, a discovery that could improve the way schizophrenia is characterised and treated. 

Skull MRI image

The country's top mental health researchers and clinicians are joining forces to solve some of the greatest mental health challenges facing the UK public. The group of investigators, based in leading universities and hospitals across the country, will form a new NIHR Mental Health Translational Research Collaboration (TRC) which will work with industry and charity partners to find new treatments and therapeutics. 

Images of musicians and musical instruments

West End star Gareth Gates will be among the speakers at a national conference in Nottingham looking at how music can be used in health and social care.

brain with illustrated networks

Eight new networks designed to broaden mental health research have been announced by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) today, and Institute of Mental Health experts will be contributing to three of the new studies.

Coloured pencil graphic

A new series of workshops have been launched at the institute exploring the ways in which re-visiting, re-telling and re-writing our stories together, can be instrumental in finding strategies for living with trauma and anxieties.

Illustration of digital devices

Researchers from MindTech have identified the top 10 questions that people with mental health problems, their carers and healthcare professionals want answered about how digital technology can help in treatment and management.

MRI image of brain

A new research study is investigating new ways to improve psychological support for people with brain injuries. 

illustration of a brain and puzzle pieces

A new paper was published in the international journal Science, revealing that psychiatric disorders may have important molecular similarities that are not reflected in current diagnostic categories. Institute of Mental Health researcher Jennifer Jamnadas-Khoda worked as part of the “Brainstorm” collective on the new study, which was a huge international collaboration over a number of years at a scale that eclipses previous work on this subject.

flipchart in workshop

Registration is now open for the annual conference aimed at professionals working in the field of forensic mental health and the criminal justice system including clinicians, managers, commissioners and others.

Maasai Warrior cricket team

The Rights Lab and Nottingham Business School are working hard in the fight against modern slavery.  As part of their activities they will be hosting the Maasai Cricket Warriors as part of the upcoming “Modern day slavery and survivors voices” conference.

Pill spilling out of bottle

Of the drugs available for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the most effective and safe for short-term treatment is methylphenidate for children, and amphetamines for adults, according to the most comprehensive evidence yet from a network meta-analysis and systematic review comparing the effectiveness and safety of seven ADHD drugs against placebo, published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal.

Pint of beer

Dr Katy Jones (Assistant Professor of Applied Psychology from the Institute's Centre for Dementia) appeared on the BBC Radio Four Today programme on the morning of Thursday 2nd August reviewing the latest findings from a UCL published study. The study published in The BMJ looked at the association between alcohol consumption and dementia.

filling in a survey form

A new study assessing the care received by people with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder is looking to recruit participants in Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire.

Silva Lining show script

A new play developed from research led by Professor Justine Schneider from the Institute of Mental Health is being performed in Nottingham this September.

Image of a head made from neon tubes

The NEON research study (Narrative Experiences Online) seeks to understand how online access to stories of personal recovery journeys through mental health challenges can benefit others.  The Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust research team are looking for volunteers to share their stories with them.

Image of lights stimulated by brain activity

At this week's Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2018, researchers from The University of Nottingham and University College London will be presenting a new, prototype quantum brain scanner that can measure ‘brain waves’ with unprecedented accuracy.