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Welcome to Mental Health Research UK

Mental Health Research UK is the first UK charity dedicated to raising funds for research into the causes of mental illnesses in order to develop more effective treatments with fewer side-effects. The Trustees set up the charity in 2008 because this research gap desperately needed to be remedied (Charity No: 1125538). Although some of the well-established mental health charities fund a small amount of research into the causes of mental illness, their main focus is helping those who are afflicted now. MHRUK wants to change things for future generations – and make a difference in the long-term.


World Mental Health Day 2014

Mental Health Research UK welcomes the Liberal Democrats' pledge to ensure that mental health treatment will be provided as speedily as the investigation of suspected cancer. Funds for research into mental ill-health now need to be provided to match the amounts given to cancer and heart disease research.

Unlike many charities, since it was registered as a charity in 2008 MHRUK has given 100% of all donations made to research. The Trustees continue to work with passion for the charity pro bono whilst in full-time jobs. MHRUK has increased its funding of research to such an extent that part-time administrative help will soon be necessary. However, even when that occurs, MHRUK pledges to give no less than 95% of all donations to research, and to monitor its overheads and expenses very closely and with transparency, recognising that this is extremely important to donors. -  With this pledge, you can be sure that if you support us, your kind donations will be spent on our core aims to help make a difference in the long-term. .

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