The Mental health Specialty is one of 30 specialties which bring together communities of clinical practice to provide national networks of research expertise. It is made up of research-interested clinicians and practitioners at both national and local levels. Our job is to ensure that the mental health studies that are included in our national portfolio of research receive the right support to ensure they are delivered successfully in the NHS.
About Mental health research
We oversee research that deals with a wide range of conditions such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders and personality disorders. This means that we support a wide range of research studies that examine the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of mental health conditions.
Patient, Carer and Public Information
Our specialty encourages people with personal experience of mental health problems to work with us, and get involved in individual research projects. The studies we support all aim to improve NHS services and treatments and we believe the people who use those services and potentially benefit from the treatments, can give invaluable advice to researchers.
How does a mental health Trust, with limited research activity, achieve the first site and first UK patient for a European commercial study? The answer is teamwork...
Research changed my life because...it helped me to realise that my experiences could benefit others.
Research changed my life because... the discoveries I made and the strategies I developed to deal with depression, saved my life.
Research changed my life because… it’s given a whole new dimension to my life; I feel like a person again
Enquiries from the life-sciences industry
Existing Portfolio enquiries - Mental health
Enquiries about existing studies on the NIHR CRN Portfolio
General enquiries - Mental health
New portfolio enquiries
Initial enquiries about the NIHR CRN Portfolio