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.


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

All our work begins with you

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?

The  2022 PhD Scholarship Competition 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

In 2017, the UK government sought an independent review of the Mental Health Act 1983. The White Paper makes it more responsive to the needs of those with mental health difficulties. You can read the whole report or a summary here:

Fundraise for our new campaign for research into psychological trauma
arising from the COVID-19 pandemic: 

Donate here