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National Centre for Mental Health

The National Centre for Mental Health (NCMH) is working to recruit thousands of volunteers for mental health research, while raising awareness of mental health issues and combating stigma.

Mental illness can affect anyone, regardless of their age, race, gender or social background. In the UK it's estimated that one quarter of us will experience problems with our mental wellbeing at some point in our lives.

Researchers at NCMH are working to understand more about the causes and triggers of mental health conditions and aim to help improve diagnosis, treatment and support in the future.

Taking part

We want thousands of volunteers from across Wales to take part in the research, which involves a short interview (around 20 minutes), completing some questionnaires and providing a small blood sample. So far, over 4500 people have taken part.

Laura explains why she took part

NCMH Research Champion Laura explains why she took part the research.

We are interested in speaking to anybody with lived experience of a mental health condition such as depression, bipolar disorder, autism spectrum disorder or schizophrenia.

Theme lead

Professor Ian Jones

Professor Ian Jones

Director/Clinical Professor, National Centre for Mental Health

+44 (0)29 2068 8327