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Specially organised ‘dementia friendly’ swimming sessions can be beneficial to people with dementia and their carers, according to a new study by researchers at the Institute of Mental Health released this week as part of Dementia Action Week 2018.

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, the Centre for ADHD and Neurodevelopmental Disorders across the lifespan (CANDAL), is holding its annual engagement conference for researchers, clinicians and service users.

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Traumascapes & Landscapes of the Interior: Can art heal emotional scars?

Our new summer exhibition called ‘Traumascapes & Landscapes of the Interior’ opens on 16 May. Working with Nottingham charity City Arts, the new art exhibition explores people’s experience of trauma.  

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has awarded five of the IMH’s professors with Senior Investigator status.

Clinical teams in the Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust’s Early Intervention in Psychosis Services have been praised for their contribution to a highly successful national mental health research study.

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Professor Paul Crawford, from the IMH’s Centre for Social Futures, has had his latest programme of work published and promoted in partnership with the Mental Health Foundation.

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The national Knowledge and Understanding Framework (KUF) for Personality Disorder have published a new prospectus promoting this innovative and ground-breaking education programme for people working in health, social care, criminal justice and other agencies supporting people affected by personality disorder.

We are looking for three people with lived experience of mental distress to join the advisory board for the IMH's new Centre for Mental Health and Human Rights. 

A new beautifully illustrated graphic novel explores the challenges of providing home care for people with dementia, and brings to life the day-to-day struggles of carers.

Winston’s World is based on research carried out by experts at the Institute of Mental Health looking at dementia home care. It features drawings by award-winning cartoonist Tony Husband and a research-informed narrative by Justine Schneider, Professor of Mental Health and Social Care at the University.

There are 46 million people enslaved around the world today.

The University of Nottingham’s Rights Lab is home to the world's leading contemporary slavery experts and have built the world's first large-scale research platform for ending slavery.

The Institute of Mental Health (IMH), in collaboration with the University of Nottingham’s Rights Lab, is contributing to delivering a unique programme of therapeutic care for people coming out of enslavement. A culture (and cost) sensitive mental healthcare support package for survivors to address the aftermath of slavery.

An Institute expert has been working with the world famous Cirque du Soleil providing training and education to their medical staff on nutrition and disordered eating.

The Institute’s Professor Jon Arcelus, professor of mental health and transgender health, teamed up with the circus arts company while the troupe was in residence at London’s Royal Albert Hall from February to March 2018.

Researchers are to investigate whether an innovative new treatment that targets areas of the brain with magnetic pulses could offer hope to the millions of people around the world who suffer from depression.

The study, led by the University of Nottingham and funded with more than £1.8 million from an MRC and NIHR partnership, with support from the recently established Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre, will examine the use of theta-burst stimulation (TBS) to find out whether it could help those people with depression for whom other treatments have proved ineffective.

Hundreds of delegates from across the world attended the international Refocus on Recovery Conference 2017, hosted by the Institute in Nottingham this September. A selection of social media posts made by delegates at the conference can now be seen on Storify.

The IMH has awarded the 2017 Duncan MacMillan Essay Prize for psychiatry trainees in the UK. The competition sought essay entries on ‘the next big thing in psychiatry research’.

National BBC Breakfast News covered a conference at the IMH to promote a better understanding of ADHD.