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Put your own oxygen mask on first?

January is notoriously the toughest month for many people – the depths of winter with the sparkle of Christmas behind us, dark days still ahead and the warmth of summer feeling far from reach. But it’s also an excellent time to evaluate our own mental health and devise strategies for protecting our resilience for the …

Mental health choir joins forces with acclaimed composer for Nottingham performance

A choir funded by the Institute of Mental Health is set to perform a unique piece of music written by an award-winning composer, which aims to reflect the experiences of living with anxiety day-to-day. The Nottingham People’s Choir was set up in 2013 to promote mental health and wellbeing through the joy of singing. Open …

New ‘manifesto’ for the health humanities

A new book by mental health experts at the University provides the world’s first manifesto for the new field of health humanities. Health Humanities, co-authored by Professor Paul Crawford — who was appointed the world’s first Professor in Health Humanities in 2011 — and colleagues in the Institute of Mental Health, draws upon the multiple …

Plaudits for dementia care documentary

A documentary commissioned to complement University of Nottingham research into hospital care for people with dementia has picked up two prizes at the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival. Today is Monday was commissioned and produced by Pippa Foster (now Operations Manager, Alzheimer’s Society) while she was working at The University of Nottingham with …

Longest stays in Europe make scarce hospital beds harder to get

Why is a leading psychiatrist concerned about not having the resources needed to provide psychiatric care?  Martin Baggaley, South London and Maudsley’s clinical director hit the headlines this week when he stated that too many psychiatric beds had been closed.  It is possible to specify fairly precisely how many beds are sufficient to meet the …

Read our top news stories from the week in brief…

We’re soaring in the recent international QS Rankings by Subject….you can also catch up on why some young children aren’t good at taking meds, our relationship with Sony and more….   Nottingham features among the best in the world in a new ranking of individual disciplines. Read more… The search for cleaner, low temperature nuclear …

Mental health care — working together to reach full potential

Mental health professionals need to work together if they are to fulfill their potential and deliver the best possible patient care, a new report has revealed. Dr Hugh Middleton, of the School of Sociology and Social Policy, writes on how research is identifying success stories and offering new strategies for collaboration. Hospital soap operas, everyday …