Centre for Mental Health is the UK’s leading authority in mental health research.

We use research to change people’s lives.

Our vision

Centre for Mental Health seeks to create a society where our mental health is protected and promoted from the first spark of life onwards; where people with mental health problems get the right help quickly; and where a mental illness doesn’t stop a person from enjoying a fair chance in life.

Our goals for 2020

We've got a clear vision for the next four years and what we're going to be focusing on. Take a look here.

Areas of work

Our main work areas are:

  • Children: we undertake work which aims to improve the life chances of children through the support they need early in life.
  • Criminal justice: we identify effective methods of supporting and diverting people with mental health problems in the criminal justice system.
  • Economics: we research and analyse the costs of providing services and the benefits to the people they help.
  • Employment: we develop and promote new ways of helping people with mental health problems get and keep work.
  • Mental and physical health: we work on the areas where mental and psychical health conditions overlap, such as liaison psychiatry, and campaign for parity of esteem for mental health.