We're putting in place the building blocks to build our small charity, focusing on efficiency and value for money.
Our funding today
We were set up by the Wellcome Trust and the Institute of Social Psychiatry with seed funding back in 2013. This allowed us to start work on a sound financial footing and begin our research right away, whilst laying down a strategic plan to take us to 2020 and beyond.
Our efforts are now focused on raising more funds so that we're ready to invest in the future of mental health, both prudently and wisely.
Building a sustainable future
To continue funding world-class mental health research we must have a strong core of fundraising supporters. We also need benefactors like individual philanthropists, corporate donors and people who choose to leave us legacies.
The most important long-term goal is building up our mainstream supporter community – the people that shake buckets, take up awesome challenges, or simply donate regularly to us. Recruiting this group of committed volunteers takes time. But our efforts are heading in the right direction, with our supporter base more than doubling in 2015.
If you want to find out more about our funding, or if you'd like to help invest in our future as a charity, then please get in touch today.
2017 was a big year for MQ. Firstly, we launched We Swear - a major public campaign that brought unprecedented attention to our work and inspired tens of thousands of people to get involved with MQ.
We also announced our three Brighter Futures projects, which are set to tackle some of the biggest issues for mental illness in young people. And we continued to build our research community hosting two major meetings bringing together the world leading mental health experts.
Learn more about our highlights from last year in our Annual Review.
2017 was a big year for MQ. Find out more in our Annual Review.
For detailed information on our finances, please see our 2017 annual accounts.
Our annual review
Download a copy of the 2017 annual review