Studies show that patients do better when services are actively engaged in research. We promote research to improve our services for everyone who uses them or is involved in them.
We are committed to offering service users, carers and staff the opportunity to get involved.
Taking part in research doesn't always involve trying new medication. Some projects may simply involve completing a questionnaire or a short interview. Sometimes we invite healthy volunteers or carers to take part in studies too.
Research can impact on the people who spend most time with those who experience mental and physical health problems; their family, friends and carers. Any new treatments or experiences may alter the mood or behaviours of those receiving treatment. The involvement and support of families, friends and carers from the start is really important.
The Institute of Mental Health is a partnership between Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Nottingham. The Institute of Mental Health was launched in 2006 in Nottingham to help transform our understanding and treatment of mental illness.