Liver disease patients could one day benefit from a new cell therapy that has just completed its first clinical safety trial.
8 Oct 2019
This is the largest single programmatic investment in mental health ever made by UK research councils.
7 Oct 2019
The investment marks the first ever funding round of the UKPRP.
9 May 2019
MRC-funded research suggests one in 13 young people in the UK have had post-traumatic stress disorder before reaching age 18.
21 Feb 2019
This is one of the largest studies of its kind and will develop and test new methods to reduce stigma in China, Ethiopia, India and Tunisia.
8 Oct 2018
Making best use of Big Data: MRC Mental Health Pathfinder Awards
27 Mar 2018
High-potency varieties made up 94% of police seizures in 2016
28 Feb 2018
Scientists discovered gene regions that may increase risk of schizophrenia
26 Feb 2018
The government publishes its Framework for Mental Health Research.
7 Dec 2017
Mental health research boosted following the announcement of two new schemes.
17 Nov 2017
ClinTouch is a pioneering app designed to help people living with psychosis
9 Nov 2017
Insights from the Consortium suggest a link between inflammation and depression.
21 Aug 2017
MRC launches new mental health strategy
21 Apr 2017
The MRF and the MRC award £1.25m to research on eating disorders and self-harm
3 Mar 2017
The impact of the economic recession is likely to have led to over 1,000 people in England committing suicide, new analysis part-funded by the MRC suggests.
8 Feb 2017
Modafinil is a treatment that promotes wakefulness
17 Jan 2017
Spotlight on: Mental health
About mental health research
Around one in four of us will experience a mental health problem each year. In fact poor mental health affects more people every year than heart disease and cancer.
Mental health research is a core strategic priority for the MRC. We are one of the leading funders of mental health research in the UK and in the top ten funders globally, spending £24 million in 2016/17 alone.
Our global community of leading scientists is making huge strides in our understanding of mental health, progressing new treatments and ultimately uncovering ways to prevent mental health problems. Find out more about our strategy with examples of world leading research.
MRC blog posts about mental health
Building momentum in mental health research
Dr Jo Latimer, MRC Head of Neurosciences and Mental Health, discusses the funding we dedicate to mental health and why it’s a top priority for us.
Working life: Professor Daniel Freeman
Daniel Freeman is pioneering virtual reality as a treatment for people with severe mental health problems. He tells us about his working life, the inspiration behind his ideas.
Standing up to global mental health stigma
Professor Sir Graham Thornicroft sets out what stigma looks like across the globe and how his recently MRC-funded study will make a difference.
Videos about our work
Professor Hugh Perry, Former Chair of the MRC’s Neuroscience and Mental Health Board, discusses the MRC’s strategy for lifelong mental health and wellbeing.
MRC Talks podcast episodes
Clinical psychologist and Senior Lecturer Dr Sandra Bucci has developed a smartphone app to help people with psychosis. She explains how she and her team developed the app.