Mental Health

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Mental Health

The aim of our Mental Health theme is to accelerate the discovery and evaluation of novel and improved mental health treatments. We will do this by routine deep phenotyping; large-scale patient data collection; driving the delivery of early-phase trials and; supporting the next generation of experimental medicine for mental health leaders.

Our strategy is to integrate UCL’s mental health researchers within a single, BRC-supported, world-leading mental health experimental medicine theme. Together with high ranking of UCL neuroscience and the scale and quality of partner NHS services, this will significantly boost our translational mental health research capacity. It will be enabled by a new UCL Institute of Mental Health at St Pancras Hospital, currently the base for one of the strongest academic Mental Health NHS Trusts in the UK. This will provide a powerful collaboration between NHS mental health services and academic psychiatry, psychology and neurosciences, underpinned by the proposed mental health theme.

The development of three linked sub-themes will drive our strategy:

1. Health informatics through linked clinical records, adoption of standardised outcome measures, biomarkers and genomics.

2. Development and evaluation of new treatments.

3. Precision medicine for mental health.

 

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