Welcome to Mental Health Research UK

Mental Health Research UK (Charity No. 1125538) is the first UK charity dedicated to raising funds for research into the causes of mental illnesses in order to develop more effective treatments with fewer side-effects. The Trustees set up the charity in 2008 because this research gap desperately needed to be remedied. Although some of the well-established mental health charities fund a small amount of research into the causes of mental illness, their main focus is helping those who are afflicted now. MHRUK wants to change things for future generations – and make a difference in the long-term.



Mental Health Research UK PhD Scholarships 2016

Mental Health Research UK (incorporating the Schizophrenia Research Fund) is pleased to announce a competition for one or more PhD Scholarships beginning September 2016.

The John Grace QC PhD Scholarship 2016 is awarded in the field of schizophrenia and applications for a Scholarship in the field of anxiety disorders are also welcomed.

We invite applications from UK Universities for these Scholarships.  Guidance and applications can be downloaded from the website. Deadline for applications 12 June 2015. 


MHRUK is BMA's charity of the year. 
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We are very happy to have been nominated as BMA charity of the year. Our grateful thanks to Arthy Santhakumar Senior Research Officer, and all the staff at the BMA for voting for us.

Bethan Davies our first 
PhD Graduate


Unlike many charities, since it was registered as a charity in 2008 MHRUK has given at least 95% of all donations received to research. The Trustees continue to work with passion for the charity pro bono whilst in full time jobs. MHRUK has increased its funding of research to such an extent that part-time administrative help will soon be necessary. However, even when that occurs, MHRUK pledges to give no less than 95% of all donations received to research, and to monitor its overheads and expenses very closely and with transparency, recognising that this is extremely important to donors. 

With this pledge, you can be sure that if you support us, your kind donations will be spent on our core aims to help make a difference in the long-term.




All our entries for the Morrisons Great North Run on 13 September 2015, have been allocated. 


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