Mental Health Research UK at a glance 2018/19
Highlights of the year

 This year we celebrated 10 years of raising funds for research into mental illness. See the next two pages for a summary of our achievements.

 We awarded four new PhD Scholarships to start in 2019 as follows:

Children and Young  People PhD Scholarship - King’s College London

  • Children and Young  People PhD Scholarship - King’s College London

  • Sylvia and Christine Wastall PhD Scholarship (Schizophrenia) - University of Bristol

  • John Grace QC PhD Scholarship (Schizophrenia) - University of Cambridge

  • Anxiety and Depression in Older People PhD Scholarship - University of Sussex.

 We held our fourth very successful Scholars’ day in February at King’s College London.

 Our Blooming Monday campaign led by Trustee Ann Dickinson saw significant growth in numbers of those taking part.

 Overall, thanks to your generosity and major donors we raised over £250,000 this year, a brilliant result.

Our objectives are

 To protect and promote the health of the public by research into the nature, causes, diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure of all forms of mental illness, and in particular the development of the research findings into practical applications for the prevention, treatment and cure of mental illnesses.

In furtherance of the primary objective

(i) to provide information and raise public awareness and in particular public understanding of such matters;

(ii) to build research capacity by way of the provision of fellowships and/or training awards and/or scholarships; and

(iii) to encourage the collaboration in research and the sharing of information both within the UK and worldwide.