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Adolescence, Mental Health and the Developing Mind

Adolescence is a time of rapid growth, learning and brain development, when our interactions with the world are changing hugely in the transition to adulthood.

The Adolescence, Mental Health and Developing Mind programme will support research that examines how mental health problems emerge, what makes some people more susceptible or resilient than others and how we can intervene early to promote positive mental health and wellbeing.

Prevention Research

Heart disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory diseases, and cancer are the leading causes of death and disability worldwide, representing 60% of all deaths. All of these diseases are linked to preventable causes, and it is therefore vital to understand the best strategies for their prevention. By developing and implementing successful, cost-effective interventions, it will be possible to reduce people’s risk of developing and dying from these major diseases.