Neuroscience and 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.


Protecting Mental Health: acting early against anxiety and depression [PDF 141KB]

Report | February 2017

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

How neuroscience is affecting education [PDF 650KB]

Report | January 2014

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