Our work with children and young people

Through research excellence and world-leading clinical care we’re transforming the mental health of children and young people, in the UK and across the globe.

We’re working to transform the mental health of children and young people together with our partners South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London.

Our funding is helping to develop ground-breaking treatments, diagnostics, prevention and care for young people. Our projects reach out to children in schools and the community, giving young people the tools to understand and manage their own emotional wellbeing.

We’ve committed £10m in funding to help build the Pears Maudsley Centre – a world-leading centre for care and research on the site of the Maudsley Hospital. working together without partners, we will support research and clinical care that will transform the mental health of children and young people. Find out more and donate to our campaign to #ChangeTheStory.

During the Coronavirus pandemic we have been working to support young people and their parents, and produced Families Under Pressure to offer them expert tips.

Explore our work in children and young people’s mental health below.

Families Under Pressure

Families Under Pressure is a series of bite-sized parenting tips to help families struggling under the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which are backed by science and proven to work with families.