Mental Health Translational Research Collaboration

 The NIHR Mental Health Translational Research Collaboration (MH-TRC) is a national network of centres of excellence in mental health translational and clinical research that facilitates collaboration with charities and industry partners.


What we can offer

NIHR Mental Health TRC offers industry and charities:

  • Quicker and easier feedback to clinical research proposals
  • Partnership with service users affected by mental health problems across the country
  • Access to mental illness cohorts for experimental medicine studies
  • Accelerated translation of discoveries into better treatments.

Our expertise and strengths

The main focus areas of this collaboration include but are not limited to:

The NIHR Mental Health TRC brings together:

  • World-class mental health clinical research facilities across nine of the NIHR’s Biomedical Research Centres and Clinical Research Facilities
  • The NIHR Mental Health MedTech Co-operative
  • Five additional centres of excellence across England, Scotland, and Wales.

Who we are

The NIHR Mental Health TRC is co-led by Chair Professor John Geddes from the NIHR Oxford Health BRC, Chair Emeritus Professor Matthew Hotopf from the NIHR Maudsley BRC, and Deputy Chair Professor Rachel Upthegrove from the University of Birmingham.

By working collaboratively, we can accelerate this innovation to help those with mental illness.”

Read the blog from Professor Matthew Hotopf, Emeritus Chair of the NIHR Mental Health TRC

To find out more about the NIHR Mental Health TRC and how your company or organisation can partner with us, E-mail: 

The breadth of mental health expertise in the UK

This map demonstrates some of the key mental health centres based across the UK (listed below) which are part of this Collaboration.

List of Mental Health TRC partner organisations

NIHR Institutions and clinical academic leads:

Other centres and clinical academic leads:

Our projects

The Mental Health TRC boasts a wealth of expertise in a wide variety of areas within mental health. The TRC and its members are actively involved in different projects aiming to improve research into mental health. Some examples include:

Contact us

To find out more about the NIHR Mental Health TRC and how your company or organisation can partner with us, E-mail:


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