2015 was a big year for MQ. We grew our army of supporters, expanded our research programmes, and made the case for mental health research.
Future research leaders
We awarded funds to four new MQ Fellows – extending our research portfolio to 15 projects across five countries - driving forward our footprint on the world of mental health research.
Growing our community
We grew our MQ community by more than 5,000 supporters committed to raising the profile of mental health research in whatever ways they can – whether that’s speaking out, taking a sponsored challenge, or pledging a regular donation. Get involved today.
Putting mental health in the spotlight
We shone the spotlight on the nation’s historic underfunding of mental health research through our first Mental Health Research Funding Landscape report.
Mapping a new path for research
We made the case nationally for advances on bipolar disorder – with a high-profile call through the media for more research, backed by dozens of global experts.
And we took the lead on public participation, surveying more than 3,000 people to find the top 10 priorities for depression research, and questioning a further 3,500 people with experience of bipolar disorder to understand their research needs. Learn more about our priority setting projects.
Bringing together the world's experts
We hosted our first Annual Science Meeting, bringing together more than 70 of the world’s leading mental health science experts.
Harnessing the power of data science
We kick-started talks about using data science – a wealth of valuable digital information that could give us better insight into how conditions develop and the most effective treatments.
Improving psychological therapies
We announced a new round of psychological treatments research funding, as part of our PsyIMPACT programme. This provides up to £1 million per year for innovative research to improve knowledge about preventive psychological therapies, and how to make them more effective for more people.
Transforming young people's mental health
We brought together thought leaders to talk about the best ways to use funding we’re channelling to improve young people’s mental health.
Our 2015 annual review
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