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Mental Health Research Funding Landscape Report

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firemonkee57

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Key Points:

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).


Mental Health Research Funding Landscape Report | MQ: Transforming Mental Health



Proof that the general public doesn't take mental illness seriously?
 
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Kerome

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I think mental health has been very much outside the public eye, not getting its fair share of publicity, and that is why the government has been able to get away with such minimal levels of funding and research.
 
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I agree with Kerome.

It is the government who decide how much to spend on anything, how do,they decide? According to who makes the most noise. Maybe we need more campaigning to raise the profile of MH and raise public awareness?
 
BillFish

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I think mental health has been very much outside the public eye, not getting its fair share of publicity, and that is why the government has been able to get away with such minimal levels of funding and research.
Mental illness is in the public eye, it's a very common experience.Mental illness touches many families lives, the stats show that.The point being the 1000,000's of us, haven't made any impact on the 8 people that sit on the front benches of parliament whatsoever.The fact that they are talking about taxing disabled people to reduce the deficit reveals their mindset to all. :p
 
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