Today, 1 in 8 children and young people are estimated to have a mental health disorder and half of adult mental health problems begin before the age of 15.
Our vision is a world in which every child enters adulthood with good mental health, which is why we want to share our proposals with you for a ground-breaking new £65m centre for children and young people.
The new centre will bring together, under one roof, the world’s leading experts in mental health research and clinical care from South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College London. By working closely together, experts from these organisations will collaborate on ground-breaking research to better understand the causes of mental ill health and intervene early.
Our aim is ambitious but achievable. Through this new centre we want to halve the time it takes to find new treatments to help children and young people with mental health problems.
The proposed new child-friendly building has been designed with young people and their families. It will include state of the art research and inpatient facilities including therapy spaces, a new home for the Bethlem and Maudsley Hospital School and community areas for families to come together.
The ambition is for the new centre to become a national beacon of excellence that will transform lives and be the home of world class research.
If you would like to learn more about our plans for future mental health care for children and young people then please come to our public exhibition where you can see the designs for the new centre, meet the project team, ask questions and share your views with us.
The exhibition is taking place at The ORTUS Conferencing and Events Venue, 82-96 Grove Lane, Camberwell, SE5 8SN on:
Thursday 13 February, 4pm–8pm
Friday 14 February, 2pm–5pm
Saturday 15 February, 10.30am–2pm