Research into Recovery and Wellbeing

A website about the work of the recovery research team at the Institute of Mental Health

The University of Nottingham

Our research

We carry out research that aims to promote the personal recovery and wellbeing of people who have experienced mental health problems.

Our projects focus on the way in which mental health services are organised; developing training for mental health professionals; and developing new interventions that support personal recovery and wellbeing. We also develop measures that can be used to inform clinical practice and aid the evaluation of new therapies and treatments. See Measures page to find out more about INSPIRE, Camberwell Assessment of Need (CAN) and the Threshold Assessment Grid (TAG).

All our projects involve people who have experience of mental health problems and their family members, as well as researchers and clinicians. We work collaboratively with people living and working throughout the UK and in many different countries around the world.

Our research influences policy and practice locally, nationally and internationally. For example, the Camberwell Assessment of Need (CAN) is used around the world to help health and social care professionals fully understand the problems and difficulties experienced by people who have a serious mental illness, and then plan appropriate care and support.

You can read more about our individual research projects by following the menu on the left of this page.