MQ: Transforming Mental Health

Around the world mental health research and treatment have simply not been a priority. Yet the burden is huge. Current investment does not reflect this incredible cost to society. MQ is here to change that.

MQ: Transforming Mental Health is a new charity with big ambitions. We believe that research will ultimately improve quality of life for the billions of people and families affected by mental illness. We aim to raise money and fund exceptional research to close this gap. Read more about our vision.

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Schizophrenia - What’s in my head?

News   |   2014/04/03   |   When she's experiencing hallucinations, artist Sue Morgan feels compelled to draw; to 'get it out of her head'. Sue was diagnosed with schizophrenia about 20 years ago. The drawing is therapeutic, but it’s also Sue’s way of expressing the complex and sometimes frightening secret world in her head. In this film Sue meets Sukhi Shergill, a clinician and researcher at the Institute of Psychiatry in London. He’s also making pictures, using MRI scanners to peer inside the brains of schizophrenia patients.   |   More »

Introducing … Dr. Joshua Roffman

News   |   2014/03/11   |   Dr. Roffman was awarded an MQ Fellow in 2013. He is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and a practicing Psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, US. Here he tells us more about his project.   |   More »

MQ Comments … Access to Treatment

Opinion   |   2014/03/11   |   The number of people needing help for a mental health condition far, far exceeds our ability to provide it. This is not simply about waiting for treatment, but getting through the barrier to accessing it in the first place.   |   More »

Personal Musings … The Key to Access

Opinion   |   2014/03/11   |   In so many ways, access is the one over-arching consideration in our lives. So it is unsurprising that, when suffering from a suspected illness, a person’s first worry might concern access – access to information, diagnosis, care and treatment.   |   More »

The 2014 round of the MQ Fellows Programme launches today

News   |   2014/02/20   |   The Programme aims to support the most promising early career scientists and clinicians who are asking challenging questions that will contribute to transformative advances in mental health research.   |   More »

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