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
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
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.
Is there a crisis in student mental health?
We are seeing record referral rates to student counselling services and reports of student suicides in the news. Dr Nicola Byrom, is finding out why.
How do we help people living with mental health conditions live longer, healthier lives?
Professor Simon Gilbody, is building a network of experts from the sciences to the arts to tackle the root causes of why health and life expectancy of people with severe mental illness is so poor.
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.