The IMH’s editorial blog team had the opportunity to attend today’s unveiling of the new IMH building on the University of Nottingham’s Jubilee Campus/University of Nottingham Innovation Park. Today’s ceremony represents the official opening of the recently completed 4-storey building.
The IMH is a partnership between The University of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. Situated on Triumph Road, the innovative building brings together in one location the National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care for Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire (NIHR CLAHRC-NDL), the NIHR Mental Health Research Network East Midlands Hub in partnership with South Yorkshire Comprehensive Local Research Network, the NHS East Midlands Leadership Academy, etc. The Institute embraces numerous research pursuits, for example, the newly created Centre for Health and Justice. Today’s opening ceremony takes place a year to the day since the official ground-breaking ceremony and was attended by representatives of the Institute, the University and Nottinghamshire Healthcare, partner organisations, and those involved in its construction.
A variety of speakers and presentations were arranged to celebrate the £7 million purpose-built space. Speakers included Professor Mike Cooke CBE, Chief Executive of Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust; Professor Nick Manning, Director of the Institute of Mental Health; Professor Dame Sally C. Davies, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department of Health. All of the speakers spoke highly of the interdisciplinary approach to mental health embraced at the IMH, the exciting innovations occurring in applied research, and the opportunity to fuse clinical practice and research to provide original yet applicable mental health developments.
As cited in the IMH Press Release, Professor Dame Sally C. Davies said: “I am delighted to open this new research facility in Nottingham. Different forms of mental illness affect a significant proportion of people, and the research undertaken by the Institute of Mental Health will provide more evidence to improve the care and services for NHS patients and the wellbeing of the public.”
To that end, the editorial team for the IMH Blog is looking to recruit new post writers! You can write just one post, or many. It’s up to you. The IMH Blog is a forum to encourage dialog about issues related to mental health broadly defined. Our aim is to capture the variety of interest and expertise that is reflected in the Institute’s diverse membership body. All interested parties are very welcome to contribute. We encourage posts from carers, service users, clinicians, academics, allied health professionals, commissioners, etc. We look forward to hearing from you!
IMH Blog Team