We work hard to improve the lives of people with mental disorders - and their loved ones - through high-quality scientific research. We want to improve our ability to deliver the most effective and safest intervention possible for each young person struggling with poor mental health.
Our research team is based in the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), located at King's College London's Denmark Hill Campus.
We collaborate closely with the Centre for Neuroimaging Sciences (CNS). The CNS is a joint venture of the King's College London Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) and the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust (SLaM).
We have access to the latest neuroimaging equipment for advanced clinical and research use. All equipment is operated by certified research staff.
At first I was a bit concerned as it was my first time having a brain scan. The research staff were very helpful and nice. Before I did the first one they let me do a practice scan to make sure I was comfortable. Then, the actual experience was very interesting and even relaxing, which I did not expect. Afterwards, I was given a picture of my brain. I love that picture!
These materials were produced by staff at King's College London's Centre for Neuroimaging Sciences, working with research participants, researchers, and people with experience of mental illness.
Mental health research is in constant transformation! We live in very exciting times for researchers and service users. We are moving towards a new era of precision mental health care that will allow clinicians to match the best possible treatment to the needs of each individual person.
The following are some of our ongoing research areas and themes. This can give you a peek into of the scope and variety of our research.