Mental Health
Research UK

The first UK charity dedicated to raising funds for research into mental illnesses, their causes and cures.

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Our mission

To fund research that gives hope and improves lives, providing a better future for everyone affected by mental health problems.

Our focus

To fund talented early-career UK-based mental health research scientists whose work will lead to the prevention, early diagnosis, or treatment of mental ill-health.


Our vision

A world where mental health problems are better understood, better prevented, and better treated.

Our Impact

Meet the students we have funded,
and learn more about their research.

We currently fund 2 PhDs every year. Our vision is be able to fund 5 PhDs every year. You can help us achieve that goal! We fund a range of topics, but we do have a particular interest in psychosis and schizophrenia because of our John Grace QC Scholarship and the Schizophrenia Research Fund.

For more detailed descriptions of scholarships awarded, please see our research page.