Mental Health Mission

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People with mental health conditions are set to benefit from a £42.7 million government investment into research across the UK – which will also benefit research in Newcastle.

People with mental health conditions are set to benefit from a £42.7 million investment from the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) and the Office for Life Sciences (OLS) for mental health research.

The new Mental Health Mission (MHM) will address significant unmet patient needs through the development of innovative new treatments and technologies. The Mission will work in partnership with patients, NHS staff and clinicians and innovators from the UK and globally to make the UK a leading location in which to test and trial new products that have the potential to transform patients’ lives.

Professor of Psychological Medicine and Reproductive Psychiatry at the University of Manchester Kathryn Abel and Visiting Professor at Oxford and Duke Universities Husseini Manji have been appointed as Co-Chairs of the Mental Health Mission to set the overarching strategic direction, drive forward its delivery, build strong, collaborative working relationships across the wider clinical and research communities and represent the Mission nationally and internationally. The Mental Health Mission will be delivered via the NIHR’s Mental Health Translational Research Collaboration (MH-TRC), a network of leading investigators specialising in mental health research, led by Professor John Geddes, (University of Oxford) and Dr Rachel Upthegrove (University of Birmingham).

For more information:

- Newcastle: Boost for mental health research in Newcastle

- Chancellor reveals life sciences growth package to fire up economy