Research Mental Health


Mental health is everyone's business. We all have times when we feel down, stressed or frightened. Most of the time these feelings pass. But sometimes they can develop into a more serious problem and that could happen to any one of us.

Mental Health Research investment is disproportionately low in relation to the relevant disease burden. Mental illness causes 15 per cent of the country's disease burden but received just 5 per cent of total health research spending.

The Mental Health Foundation and the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London are working together with the help of scientists, academics, public figures - and you - to promote the importance of mental health research in the UK.

As part of the Research Mental Health initiative, leading scientists and public figures have signed the declaration that is calling for more investment in mental health research. Signatories include:

  • Alistair Campbell
  • Jo Brand
  • Ruby Wax
  • Tracy Emin
  • Stephen Fry
  • Melanie C
  • Mercury award winner Speech Debelle

With proper research, the breakthroughs necessary for new treatments for mental illness could be made in the next 20 years.

Sign up today at in support of the declaration and help us to reach our target of 10,000 sign ups.

Together we can change the future of mental health.