This summer sees the launch of three new Managed Innovation Networks (MINS) at the Institute. The networks bring researchers, clinicians and service users together to innovate and improve services through small funded research projects.

The communication needs of care home residents with dementia and hearing loss are seldom met. This month's Centre for Dementia seminar welcomes Dr Brian Crosbie (Research Fellow, University of Nottingham) to introduce the ORCHARD study and its findings.

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The outcomes from the recent ATLAS study were recently published in Lancet Psychiatry.

Having someone you care about admitted to a secure hospital can be a traumatic experience that leaves carers with a range of emotions. A recent project supported by The University of Nottingham’s ESRC Impact Acceleration Account, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and the Institute of Mental Health has produced a new guide to give carers additional support and information to help them navigate the processes and terminology involved.

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The awareness of mental disability law (including both mental health law and mental capacity law) in the UK and Ireland has increased in recent years, and there is now a wide range of researchers active in the field, in a variety of disciplines. The UK Mental Disability Law Conference is returning to Nottingham this week on 26-27th June and aims to bring researchers together, alongside people with lived experience of mental health/mental disability services.

Professor Stavroula Leka (University of Nottingham Professor of Work, Health and Policy Director, Centre for Organisational Health and Development) has been elected onto the Board of the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH). ICOH was founded in 1906 and represents more than 2000 members in 93 countries.

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The Centre for Organizational Health and Development was recently invited to deliver a stakeholder workshop as part of the Midlands Engine initiative in their recent conference (“ ‘Unlocking the Midlands’ productivity: aligning Mental Health, Skills and Innovation”, held at Loughborough University. This workshop was organised and delivered by Centre members: Dr Juliet Hassard (Assistant Professor of Occupational Health Psychology) and Vlad Dediu (Doctoral Researcher). The focus of the workshop was to explore: "How to promote wellbeing and foster innovation in the workplace?"

Piano keys and sheet of music

Listening to music, playing instruments and singing have all been shown to improve the wellbeing of people with dementia. At the end of its first year the Music in Dementia managed innovation network (MIN) funded by the Institute of Mental Health, is looking to extend its membership and to widen the scope of the group.

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The Institute of Mental Health, in association with the Royal College of Psychiatrists is pleased to announce the 2018 Duncan Macmillan Essay Prize for psychiatry trainees in the UK.

We are seeking essay entries up to 1,000 words on:

“The next big thing in psychiatry research”

Ellen Skellern painting

The Skellern Lecture is a prestigious annual event which celebrates advances in the field of mental health and mental health nursing. The Institute of Mental Health has been a long-standing supporter of the event, which celebrates the very best practice in mental health nursing.

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Experts from the Institute of Mental Health's Centre for Dementia have developed a new training course for healthcare professionals to help them communicate more effectively with patients living with dementia.

Tourettes Action sports kit

This month one of the Clinical Researchers from MindTech, Bethan Davies, smashed her personal best running record and all in aid of Tourettes Action.

Ontario Shores team visit the Institute of Mental Health

The Institute of Mental Health recently hosted two visitors from Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences in Ontario, Canada.

Kate Hodges receiving her award

A nurse from the NIHR Clinical Research Network - East Midlands, based at the Institute of Mental Health, has had her dedication and hard work recognised with a recent award win.

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For the past couple of years, IMH Research Fellow Fiona Marshall, along with numerous groups and individuals, has been working on the Rural Dementia Charter as part of the 2020 Prime Minister's Dementia Challenge. This has led to the production of two documents: the charter for policy makers and an Alzheimer's Society guide to dementia-friendly rural communities. Fiona Marshall is the first author of both documents.

There are major changes to data protection legislation across the UK from 25th May 2018 that gives people more control about how their data is used, shared and stored and requires organisations to be more accountable and transparent about how they use it.

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The Institute of Mental Health is very proud to be at the forefront of improving the lives of people with dementia and their families through innovations in care and technology.