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Welcome to Mental Health Research UK.   
We are the first UK charity dedicated to raising funds for research into mental illnesses, their causes and cures.

Mental Health Research UK pledges to give at least 95% of all donations received to research.

Mental Health Research UK's sole purpose is to ensure people with mental illnesses have the best chance in life. Transforming lives, funding research into the causes of mental illnesses to make a long-term difference.


Our Vision

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


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 health problems.


All our work begins with you


Click the button to Donate directly into our CAF Bank Account either lump sum or monthly. Our Charity No. is 1125538

What Research are you funding and how do we apply ?

The PhD Scholarships we are currently funding

Are you a researcher looking for funding? Can we help?

PhD Scholarship Competition 2024 is now closed.

MD (Res) awards we are currently funding

Take part in an event or fundraise in your own way
Women's Race

Need ideas for fundraising?  Want to know what to do next, download our 

Fundraising Guide.pdf. 


What challenge could you set yourself to make a long term difference to those affected by mental health issues


We have three Campaigns, 1000 Supporters, COVID-19 and Brighten Up on World Mental Health Day

Latest News

Congratulations to our London Marathon fundraisers from all at Mental Health Research UK. Click here to read more

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