How Derek Richter founded the Mental Health Foundation

In 1949, Derek Richter founded the Mental Health Research Fund, which was later renamed the Mental Health Foundation.

A neuroscientist, he was a pioneer in the field of mental health research and changed the way in which we see mental health in the UK. Two of his colleagues, Robert Balazs and Ted Reynolds spoke to the Mental Health Foundation about the extraordinary impact Derek had in changing attitudes towards mental health problems.

Derek Richter's legacy

To this day, at the Mental Health Foundation, we are still continuing the work of Derek Richter, focusing on the prevention of mental health problems. We can't do this without your help. Please consider a donation today.

Help us continue Derek's legacy