There are considerable opportunities to make
significant strides in mental health research
in children and young people within the next
UK Department of Health and Social Care, December 2017
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When you are fund raising for research to help people in the future you are changing lives today by presenting a positive image of mental health to society.
The level of mental health research expenditure as a % of services is far below that of other illnesses and industries.
Andrew Macintosh, Professor of Biological Psychiatry at the University of Edinburgh uses genomics and neuroimaging to better understand depression and common mental disorders At the moment…
“Have you told any of your other friends that you are on anti-depressants?” “Oh no,” Jesse said. “That would seem like I was weak.” You can help Jesse get support from her friends now.
We don’t know how to treat some of the most concerning child psychiatric problems. For example there is no evidence on how to treat the complex trauma-related problems of children who have experienced abuse and neglect.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)on treatments for childhood abuse and neglect. “We identified interventions… being used by charities but many of these could not be included because they have not been evaluated using high-quality research designs.”