Everyone’s talking about ‘Big Data’ these days. But when it comes to mental health, an area with huge need and significant room for improvement, we’re lagging behind.
It is through sharing results, ideas, and expertise that we can ensure that research in the end benefits everyone affected by mental illness.
For some conditions, it's as little as 89p per person each year.
We believe collaboration between different disciplines is key if we are to create advances in mental health science and, ultimately, improve treatments.
From the Boardroom to the nursery, there is indeed “no health without mental health.”
But as I find myself joining the myriad others on social media in mourning Robin William's death, what I cannot understand is why there isn’t a similar collective public call to urgently address suicide.
The evidence-base for psychological treatments is strong, but just like pharmaceuticals, they are not effective for everyone, whether in clinical trials or in practice. We need to find out why.
We can all contribute to research in many ways - using our personal experience to shape research priorities.