Research in England

We are passionate about the transformative power of research to create change in people’s lives, their communities and workplaces, in services and policy.

We aim to contribute to the mental health evidence base by:

  • undertaking original research
  • synthesising existing knowledge 
  • translating this research to further understanding of what works, transferring interventions to other populations and places at a scale that maximises benefit and impact, and including mental health in all policies

Our Personal Experience Network (OPEN)

OPEN is a diverse online community of people we ask to inform what we do, through anything from quick feedback on a social media post, to fully participating in a research project.

A-Z Topics

Explore our informative glossary of everything related to mental health.

Our COVID-19 Research

Coronavirus: Mental Health in the Pandemic Study

The Mental Health Foundation is leading an ongoing, UK-wide, repeated cross-sectional study of how the pandemic is affecting people’s mental health.

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Coronavirus and Adolescent Mental Health Study

The Mental Health Foundation and Swansea University are leading a repeated cross-sectional study of how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the mental health of adolescents across Great Britain.

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The COVID-19 pandemic, financial inequality and mental health

This briefing discusses the mental health effects of these financial inequalities in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Nature: How connecting with nature benefits our mental health

This report provides a summary of the evidence of how and why our relationship with nature is so important and beneficial to our mental health.
Read our research report
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