Mental health programme team

The world is decades behind on mental health. By 2030, the £200 million mental health programme is determined to transform how we understand, fund, prevent and treat anxiety and depression in young people. Our vision is of a world in which no one is held back by mental health problems. 

This commitment is in addition to our existing funding for wide-ranging mental health research, which investigates many other conditions across all ages.

Read the mental health programme strategy

We are currently seeking expressions of interest from people to act as independent advisers to our programme. Applications close at 9am on 14 January 2020.

View full details in our current vacancies

Contact us

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Team contacts

Professor Miranda Wolpert MBE

Head of the Mental Health Programme

Sophia Austin

Programme Manager and Sustainability Lead

Dr Kate Martin

Lived Experience and Public Engagement Lead

Dr Cat Sebastian

Evidence Lead

Beck Smith

Policy and Advocacy Lead

Charlotte Payne

PA to Professor Wolpert

Laura McGrath

Team Coordinator

Cristina Doherty

Graduate trainee