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We asked our PhD students in the Self-harm and Suicide Prevention Research group at the Institute for Mental Health "How do you want your work to change the field of suicide prevention?"
10 January 2022
A University of Birmingham psychologist has been awarded a prestigious grant from the European Research Council to investigate why and when people make decisions to help others.
30 November 2021
Rosa Ritunnano Named Winner of Wolfe Mays Essay Prize 2021
07 July 2021
The Institute for Mental Health at the University of Birmingham has been awarded £1.5M from the Wolfson Foundation to fund a research centre focused on supporting youth mental health.
10 February 2021
PhD student Joseph Houlders has received an Honourable Mention for the prestigious Jaspers Award issued by the Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry.
09 February 2021
Dr Maria Michail, lead of the suicide and self-harm research group at the Institute for Mental Health has been awarded a three-year Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Global Fellowship.
14 January 2021
Patricia Lockwood, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Human Brain Health and Institute for Mental Health, has recently been named recipient of the Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship.
16 November 2020
In 1918-19, the 'Spanish Flu', (or Spanish Lady'), is estimated to have killed over 50M people. What is less well-known is that many others succumbed to its effects on mental wellbeing and died by suicide as a result.
21 September 2020
The University of Birmingham is leading the UK site of a new International programme to develop models for predicting outcomes for young people who are at imminent and high risk of psychotic illness.
04 May 2020
Colleagues at the Institute for Mental Health (IMH) are supporting NHS colleagues through the COVID-19 pandemic in a number of ways.
06 April 2020
Dr Karen Newbigging responds to a recent paper published in the lancet addressing the psychological impact of quarantine and how to reduce it.
13 February 2020
Professor Steven Marwaha, responds to recent NICE guidelines which do not recommend Esketamine for patients with treatment-resistant depression, arguing this will have a serious impact on those with the condition.
05 February 2020
The publication of the report on 'The state of Children's mental health services' highlights the parlous state of support for children and young people facing mental health challenges