2022 felt a little more normal for the Institute. By April, it seemed as if the University had fully re-opened, we had an in-person strategy event at The Exchange in June, and, in the new academic year in October, we were able to welcome our third cohort to the MSc Mental Health and our new doctoral researchers in our Wellcome Trust-funded Midlands Mental Health and Neurosciences PhD Programme for Healthcare Professionals. In parallel, it has been exciting seeing the refurbishment of Gisbert Kapp progress over the year, in particular, how the new Wolfson Research Unit for Youth Mental Health and the Clinical Research Facility has come together. This offers the IMH a bespoke research space, allowing us to bring together wider academic colleagues from across the University, with researchers in the NHS, schools, and social care, and increased space for the youth advisory group and our doctoral students.
In August of 2022 the IMH reached its 5-year anniversary, allowing us an opportunity to reflect on the investment we’d received alongside our achievements with senior leaders at the University.