Published: 7 May 2017

This infographic highlights the positive difference medical research charities are making for mental health patients across the UK.

Data sources:

Starting from the top, left to right:

  1. 1 in 4: McManus, S., Meltzer, H., Brugha, T., Bebbington, P., & Jenkins, R. (2009). Adult psychiatric morbidity in England , 2007 Results of a household survey. London, UK.
  2. £70-100bn: Centre for Mental Health. (2009). The economic and social costs of mental health problems in 2009/10, 1-4. London, UK.
  3. 5.5%: UK Health Research Analysis 2014 (UK Clinical Research Collaboration, 2015)
  4. 38 charities: AMRC research portfolio database, active grants 2015
  5. 2,700 recruited: Patients recruited April 2015-March 2016 into trials linked to a mental health speciality. Data extracted from NIHR CRN ODP Weekly data cut 3 May 2017: NIHR CRN: Open Data Platform (ODP)
  6. Further funding: Data from 40 AMRC members using the Researchfish system to capture research outputs and outcomes to demonstrate the impact of charity funded research. Further funding linked to awards which started in the years 2012-2015.
  7. Map: AMRC research portfolio database, active grants 2015.