A new paper published today in Lancet Psychiatry highlights an urgent need to tackle the harmful impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health.
A key part of MQ’s mission is to cultivate a research community dedicated to tackling the big challenges in mental health. One way we do that is through our Fellows Awards, funding talented scientists to become the next generation of research leaders.
MQ and the Academy of Medical Sciences have rapidly convened an expert group to develop mental health and neuroscience research priorities to COVID-19.
The mental health implications of COVID-19 are already significant, and will grow with the scale and length of the outbreak. At MQ we believe strongly that the UK and global research response to COVID-19 must include mental health.
There is growing recognition that the mental health impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will be significant for us all – for those with existing mental health conditions and for everyone affected by stress, anxiety, isolation, loneliness, family pressure and financial hardship.
MQ is committed to supporting our grantholders and those applying for grants during this uncertain period. This page provides an update on key operational issues around our research funding.
In new research, MQ Fellow Dr Ethel Nakimuli-Mpungu has successfully trialled an innovative way to increase access to effective mental health care in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Dr Petra Vértes is one of our 2017 Fellows. She’s at the University of Cambridge exploring what’s going on in the brain when symptoms of schizophrenia arise, with the hope of supporting the development of new targeted treatments.