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Understanding the brain in health and disease has never been more important. Through the invaluable contributions of our supporters, our researchers can continue to develop pioneering ideas and treatments for a range of devastating neurological conditions.

Whether it is taking part in research studies, making a donation or getting involved with a focus group, your contribution can make a big difference to shaping and safeguarding the future of our Institute’s work.

One in four adults in the UK experience some form of mental health problem and around 10% of children. There are currently more than 800,000 people living with dementia in the UK and that number is forecast to rise rapidly as the population ages.

Cardiff University is already a world-leader in neuroscience and mental health research. Our scientists played a major role in the identification of the genetic origins of diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. In total, more than 108 neuroscientists and researchers from across Cardiff University work in neuroscience and mental health research.

The Neuroscience and Mental Health Innovation Institute takes our research to the next level and will help deliver new insights into all areas of mental illness from childhood to old-age. Researchers from across the University are developing new programmes of neuroscience research to create a greater understanding, diagnosis and potential treatments for mental illness.

Additional investment will provide crucial support for cutting-edge research and see new therapies translated from the laboratory bench to the hospital bedside.

If you would like to learn more about how you can help support us or other sponsorship opportunities please contact Development and Alumni Relations.

Eleanor Hewett

Eleanor Hewett

Senior Development Manager

+44 (0)29 2087 0372