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.
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.

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

  • Mood disorders, particularly treatment-resistant depression
  • Early psychosis
  • Development of well-defined patient cohorts through the NIHR BioResource.

The NIHR Mental Health TRC members 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.

The NIHR Mental Health TRC is led by chair Professor Matthew Hotopf from the NIHR Maudsley BRC and deputy chair Professor John Geddes from the NIHR Oxford Health BRC.

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

Read the blog from Professor Matthew Hotopf, 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: 

Related pages

External links

Latest news about Mental Health

News: Largest ever study of eating disorders launches in England

Read more

News: New study exploring impact of exercise in treating depression in teenagers launched

Read more

News: NIHR funds new LloydsPharmacy pilot in Greater Manchester to help support mental health patients

Read more

Latest blogs about Mental Health

Blog: From black and white to colour

Read more

Blog: Improving access to talking therapies for IBS patients

Read more

Blog: How a conversation about research has given me purpose again

Theo Tomlinson, research participant
Read more