About the Department

About the Department

Autumn leaves at Campus Østmarka. Photo: Irene Aspli / NTNU


The Department of Mental Health conduct research and education to increase our understanding of mental health, mental disorders, developmental disturbances, substance abuse, general rehabilitation, habilitation and child welfare.

The Department has knowledge and expertise on health promotion and treatment in a broad sense of the mental health field. We are dealing with basic research, applied research, epidemiology and clinical research in our fields of expertise. The close collaboration between St. Olavs hospital, municipal health services and central and local child welfare services creates appropriate conditions for clinical research. The department include a national national competence centre, National Institute on Intellectual Disability and Community,​​​​​​​ NAKU, and a Regional Centre for Child and Youth Mental Health and Child Welfare, RKBU Central Norway, with dedicated funding and tasks like support and quality enhancement of the public services. More on the research

Department of Mental Health educate Bachelor students in social education, master's and postgraduate students in mental health work and we educate medical- and doctoral students (PhD). We also offer training without credits for employees in the services. More on the education

We are about 170 employees and is part of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (MH) at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). The Department of Mental Health is organized in research units and centres.

Research units

11 Nov 2021

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Contact us

Contact us

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Nanna Sønnichsen Kayed   Nanna Sønnichsen Kayed
   Head of Department​​​​​​​

  ​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​kontakt@iph.ntnu.no

  Employees

  Management

  About us


NTNU Department of Mental Health
​​​​​​​NO-​​​​​​​7491 Trondheim, Norway


Olav Kyrres gate 9​​​​​​​, The Fred Kavli-building, 4th floor

Study inquiries

Study inquiries

  Student guidance

  ​​​​​studier@iph.ntnu.no