Department of Mental Health

About the Department

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

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

We have the knowledge and expertise on health promotion and treatment in a broad sense of the mental health field. The Department of Mental Health (IPH) is dealing with basic research, applied research, epidemiology and clinical research in our fields of expertise.


We are teaching Bachelor students in social education studies, 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. Programmes of study at the Department


The Department of Mental Health is organized in resaerch units and centres. The close collaboration between St. Olavs hospital, municipal health services, central and local child welfare services and the departments research groups creates appropriate conditions for clinical research.

The department has a national competence centre (NAKU) and a regional centre (RKBU) with dedicated funding and tasks like support and quality enhancement of the public services. Research at the Department of Mental Health (IPH)

Startup of the Department of Mental Health was January 2017. The Department has approximately 170 employees and is organized by the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (MH) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

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