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Spotlight on: Mental health

About mental health research

around one in four of us will experience a mental health problem each year. in fact poor mental health affects more people every year than heart disease and cancer.

体育直播站mental health research is a core strategic priority for the mrc. we are one of the leading funders of mental health research in the uk and in the top ten funders globally, spending £24 million in 2016/17 alone.

Our global community of leading scientists is making huge strides in our understanding of mental health, progressing new treatments and ultimately uncovering ways to prevent mental health problems. Find out more about our strategy with examples of world leading research.

MRC blog posts about mental health

  • Building momentum in mental health research
    体育直播站 Dr Jo Latimer, MRC Head of Neurosciences and Mental Health, discusses the funding we dedicate to mental health and why it’s a top priority for us.

  • Working life: Professor Daniel Freeman
    Daniel Freeman is pioneering virtual reality as a treatment for people with severe mental health problems. He tells us about his working life, the inspiration behind his ideas.


  • 体育直播站 Professor Sir Graham Thornicroft sets out what stigma looks like across the globe and how his recently MRC-funded study will make a difference.

Videos about our work

professor hugh perry, former chair of the mrc’s neuroscience and mental health board, discusses the mrc’s strategy for lifelong mental health and wellbeing.

MRC Talks podcast episodes

体育直播站clinical psychologist and senior lecturer dr sandra bucci has developed a smartphone app to help people with psychosis. she explains how she and her team developed the app.