Department of Mental Health


People talking in a group. Photo

Research at the Department of Mental Health includes basic research, epidemiology and clinical research in mental health, habilitation, substance abuse, child welfare and general rehabilitation.

Increased Knowledge for Better Treatment in Mental Health Work

The close collaboration between St. Olav Hospital, municipal health services, child welfare and our research groups, creates appropriate conditions for clinical research. Our two Competence Centres, RKBU Central Norway and NAKU, has a special responsibility to support the health services​​​​​.

Research groups

Research groups

Competence and knowledge centres


Research projects at the Department of Mental Health (Cristin)

Research documetation

Research units

Disability Nurse and NAKU

The Research unit on disability nurse and NAKU studies health, welfare services and everyday life for people with various disabilities. National Institute on Intellectual Disability and Community (NAKU) is part of the unit.

Adult Psychiatry and Mental Health Work

Research unit for Adult Psychiatry and Mental Health Work are studying mental- and substance abuse disorders from basic research to clinical research and epidemiology.

RKBU Central Norway

Regional Centre for Child and Youth Mental Health and Child Welfare (RKBU) of Central Norway is engaged in research, development, teaching and dissemination in the fields of child and adolescent mental health and child welfare.


Deputy Head of Research and Innovation

Valentina Maria Do Rosario Cabral Iversen



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NTNU Department of Mental Health
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Olav Kyrres gate 9​​​​​​​, The Fred Kavli-building, 4th floor

The Fred Kavli-building at Campus Øya, NTNU. Photo

SoMe, Department of Mental Health