Mental health

Our vision is to conduct world-leading translational research and innovation in mental health and dementia care and deliver this for the benefit of our local population.
104.05Mental Health

The Mental health domain works across the areas of dementia and mental health issues.

The Mental health domain is led by the Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust (MMHSCT) and The Institute of Brain, Behaviour and Mental Health in The University of Manchester. MMHSCT is one of the most research-active mental health trusts in the country, with one of the highest levels of recruitment to clinical trials for mental health (2,365 patients recruited in 2011-12). MMHSCT also has the second-highest National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research Capability Funding awards, out of the 60 mental health trusts nationally, reflecting the very high levels of hosted externally-funded research.

We have strong engagement with the Medical Research Council (MRC) and with NIHR, with six NIHR Senior Investigators and, over the past five years, five chief investigators on NIHR programme grants each totalling between £1-2m. 

The Institute of Brain, Behaviour and Mental Health at The University of Manchester has 146 core staff members, including 18 professors. Between 2009 and 2012, we have won 22 major grant awards totalling £25.4m.

MAHSC’s Mental health domain also takes advantage of the state-of-the-art neuroimaging facilities at the Wolfson Molecular Imaging Centre to conduct dementia research under the direction of Professor Karl Herholz.