MQ has published their second ‘UK Mental Health Research Funding’ report, which sets out the latest data on exactly how much money has been invested in mental health research – and where it’s spent. The report shows that mental health research receives just £9 per person affected every year. Donations from the public account for just 2.7% of mental health research funding – which, compared to other conditions, is very low. The study also reveals gaps in current funding – with only 5% of a modest overall budget being spent of the development of new treatments.

The analysis was conducted using the Dimensions database and the methodology is described in a new paper in The Lancet Psychiatry, which discusses the need for clear definitions as well as the benefits and the costs of automatic coding.

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