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How does mental illness begin? Our cutting-edge 2017 science meeting

This Thursday and Friday, MQ will bring together some of the world’s leading scientists and researchers for our annual Mental Health Science Meeting. This year we’re focusing on how mental illness begins.

Our expert speakers will discuss everything from how anxiety disorders affect the way the brain works to the impact of bullying on mental health. You can see the full agenda here.

We know that science has the power to transform the way we understand, treat and prevent mental illness. We know it can change millions of lives, in this generation and the next. And, through our We Swear campaign, we have turned our determination to inspire progress into a very public commitment, swearing to take on mental illness in young people once and for all.

Our Mental Health Science Meeting is at the heart of this commitment. By bringing together experts in the field to share ideas and approaches to some of the biggest challenges affecting the early development of mental health conditions, we hope to inspire action - and ultimately find solutions. 

You’ll be able to follow the debate on our live blog (which we will link to from here on Thursday morning), join in on social media using the hashtag #MQScienceMeeting and follow us on Twitter and Facebook

Find out more about the celebrities, politicians, researchers and young people already supporting We Swear, and how you can get involved.

Last updated: 26 July 2017

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