Mental Health Research UK was registered as a charity in 2008 (Charity No: 1125538). It is one of the few charities in the UK which gives at least 95% of all donations received to its charitable aim - research.  It funds and co-funds appropriate research projects with other charities and bodies involved in mental health.

Mental Health Research UK also has as a core aim investment in building research capacity through awards to support PhD students and post-doctoral researchers (currently in the UK only). Best practice is followed to ensure that service users and carers are involved at all stages with the prioritisation of research topics and the commissioning of research. All research project applications are peer-reviewed by a service user reviewer as well as academic reviewers. 

Summary of relevant work: 

2016 - Mediators and moderators of treatment effects in social anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder, University of Oxford, Department of Experimental Psychology

2016 - Understanding psychological resilience to negative stressors and suicidal thoughts and behaviours in people experiencing schizophrenia spectrum disorders, University of Manchester, School of Psychological Sciences,

2015 - Identifying clinical and cognitive endophenotypes for bipolar disorder: genetic risk score analysis of two large population cohorts (Cardiff University, MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics & Genomics) 

2014 - Understanding and translating Working Memory Deficits in schizophrenia into treatment (City University, London) 

2014 - Suicidal behaviour following different treatments for depression (King's College, London, Academic Department of Psychological Medicine)

2013 - Investigation of abnormalities of glutamatergic neurotransmission and cortical function in schizophrenia using MRS at ultrahigh field (7T) and Magnetoencephalography (MEG) (University of Nottingham, Institute of Mental Health)

2012 - Investigating the molecular and cellular consequences of Disrupted in Schizophrenia 1 in patient-derived neural stem cells (University if Edinburgh, RC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine)

2011 - Development and evaluation of an online intervention for the treatment of depression in university students (University of Nottingham, School of Community Health Sciences & Institute of Mental Health)

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