Improving mental health starts with research
In the past decade, public attitudes to mental health have transformed. Communities, workplaces, schools and governments are now recognising the costs – to individuals, their families, the NHS, the care sector and the economy. This sea-change has been driven forward by research which has pushed mental health high up the national agenda. Today there are lots of different opportunities for clinicians, applied health practitioners and public health scientists to tackle the most urgent questions in mental health research, and make lasting positive change.