Mental Health

Mental Health Research Group 

Welcome to the Mental Health Research Group at The University of Nottingham’s School of Health Sciences.

With an estimated one in four people experiencing a mental health problem at some point in their life, research in this field is increasingly important.

Bringing together leading academics in this field, our world-leading research aims to improve the lives and experiences of those with mental health problems, along with their families, friends and carers. Across several specific themes, our work promotes social inclusion, improves services, influences policy and develops practice.  



Explore our research themes

To find out more about how our research makes an impact, explore the group’s research themes and projects. 

Youth mental health and wellbeing


The onset of mental health problems typically occurs between the ages of 12 and 25 years. Our research aims to improve prognosis and promote healthy pathways.  

Health humanities


This field, pioneered at Nottingham, investigates the relationship between arts, humanities, healthcare, health and wellbeing.


Recovery and social inclusion


Our research focuses on the way in which mental health services are organised, developing training and new interventions that support personal recovery and wellbeing.  

Psychosocial exploration of mental health and wellbeing                              


Research in this theme covers several areas including psychological interventions, social cognition models of health-related behaviour, and mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.


Meet our researchers 

Professor Mike Slade

Mike is Professor for Mental Health Recovery and Social Inclusion.

PhD opportunities

Discover the latest opportunities for PhD research in the field of mental health.

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Mental Health Research Group

The University of Nottingham
School of Health Sciences
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham, NG7 2HA

telephone: +44 (0)115 823 0812