Mental health

Read the latest news and reports about our work related to understanding the brain and mind, and conditions such as dementia, depression and schizophrenia. Our science funding in this area is led by our Neuroscience and Mental Health team.

Our work

Understanding health and disease

We support researchers across the world to explore fundamental questions about health and disease.

Understanding learning: education and neuroscience

We can use knowledge about how people learn to develop and test evidence-informed teaching practices that help young people achieve more at school.


Report 1 February 2017 Updated 20 February 2017

Protecting Mental Health: acting early against anxiety and depression

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Report of evidence from the Frontiers meeting on Protecting Mental Health - acting early against anxiety and depression.

Report 1 January 2014 Updated 4 May 2016

How neuroscience is affecting education

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This report presents data from a series of surveys that explored how neuroscience is affecting education and learning.