Mental Health Research Funding Landscape Report
MQ’s Landscape Analysis is a major new review of mental health research funding in the UK, including:
- A new 6 year analysis of all UK mental health research grants
- Snapshot estimates of research spend per person affected by mental health conditions
- Discussion of our findings in the context of existing mental health information and wider health conditions
MQ intends to produce this analysis on an annual basis to track progress and monitor improvements.
- On average, the UK invests approximately £115 million per year in mental health research - 85% of which is provided by three funders: the Wellcome Trust; the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR); and the Medical Research Council (MRC).
- The vast majority of funding for mental health supports underpinning research. Considerably less funding goes directly to the prevention, detection and screening, or the development of treatments for mental illness
- For every £1 spent by the Government on mental health research, the general public gives just 0.3p. The equivalent general public donation for cancer is £2.75.
- Approximately £9.75 is invested in research per person affected by mental illness – over 100 times less than the amount spent on cancer research per patient (£1,571).
Find out more
Download the full report on MQ's 6-year funding analysis
Download the methodology for the analysis
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