Published: Monday 8 May 2017
Today, the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) launched a new spotlight report highlighting the positive difference medical research charities are making for mental health patients across the UK.
Each year, one in four people in the UK experience a mental health condition. This costs the UK economy £70-100 billion and has a huge impact on individuals, their families and society more widely.
To find out more and read the spotlight report visit the AMRC website.
Our funded research
We're a member of the AMRC and fund research into mental health problems that those affected by stroke can experience (including anxiety and depression).
Funding research into the psychological consequences of stroke is one of the priorities of our current research strategy. We've already funded three major awards as part of this priority programme, awarded to outstanding researchers in their field.
- Professor High Markus, University of Cambridge: Understanding the importance of apathy, and improving its care in patients with stroke.
- Dr Terry Quinn, University of Glasgow: Understanding the emotional, thinking and memory problems that can follow a stroke.
- Dr Katerina Hilari, City, University of London: Adjustment post-stroke and aphasia: supporting wellbeing through peer befriending.