Centre for Mental Health is the UK's leading authority in mental health research.
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  • Preventing prison suicide

    We're working with the Howard League for Penal Reform to prevent suicide in prisons. Through interviewing people with current or previous experience of prison, we explored what contributes to vulnerability and risk of suicide in prison. Read more

  • Mental health and criminal justice

    90% of people in prison have some form of mental health problem. We conducted a nationwide consultation to explore how the mental health of the prison population can be improved. Read more

  • Employment in mind: The Poppy Factory employability service and veterans with mental health conditions

    Our report found that ex-Service personnel with a serious mental health condition are nearly three times more likely to find and stay in work, if they are supported through Individual Placement and Support (IPS). Read more

  • A Day in the Life

    What happens when you ask people who live with mental health difficulties to write about their everyday life? A Day in the Life did just that. Read more

  • Children of the new century

    The mental health findings of the Millennium Cohort study of 11-year-olds across the UK. Read more

Our work

  • Our Work

    Children & Young People

    We have been changing and influencing mental health policy for 30 years and we're still doing so. Read our manifesto for the first 100 days...

    Criminal Justice

    We have been changing and influencing mental health policy for 30 years and we're still doing so. Read our manifesto for the first 100 days...

    Economics

    We have been changing and influencing mental health policy for 30 years and we're still doing so. Read our manifesto for the first 100 days...

    Employment

    We have been changing and influencing mental health policy for 30 years and we're still doing so. Read our manifesto for the first 100 days...

    Physical & Mental Health

    We have been changing and influencing mental health policy for 30 years and we're still doing so. Read our manifesto for the first 100 days...

    Recovery

    We have been changing and influencing mental health policy for 30 years and we're still doing so. Read our manifesto for the first 100 days...

    Military Veterans

    Leaving the military can be hard for former soldiers and their families, particularly for those who develop mental health problems.

    Changing policy

    We have been changing and influencing mental health policy for 30 years and we're still doing so. Read our manifesto for the first 100 days...