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MQ: Transforming Mental Health is the leading mental health research charity. Our vision is simple: to create a world where mental illness is understood, effectively treated, and ultimately prevented. With the help of our supporters and a global network of leading scientists we can make this a reality. Together we are championing and funding research into mental health that will change the lives of everyone affected by mental illness. With that figure being one in four in the UK, and much higher if you consider those indirectly affected, our work has never been more vital.


MQ fund varied projects across the mental health spectrum, both in the UK and abroad, which aim to deliver tangible results and personal impact. We endow the brightest young scientists as part of our Fellows Award and support crucial research into data science in relation to mental health. MQ recently launched our first public campaign, We Swear, all around Brighter Futures, our young people’s mental health programme. The response was impressive and encouraging, generating 125,000 supporters and demonstrating the public appetite for research in this field.