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.