MRC launches new mental health strategy

21st Apr 2017

The Medical Research Council’s neuroscience and mental health board has launched a completely updated mental health strategy to drive forward discovery science in the field.

Mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression, are estimated to affect approximately one in six people at any time in the UK and have a significant and long-term impact on the lives of individuals and their families. Mental disorders cost the UK economy an estimated £70-100 billion annually.

The MRC will work with other Research Councils; Departments of Health across the four nations of the UK; charities; industry and people with experience of mental illness.

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