Pears Maudsley Centre for Children and Young People

Working together to build a world-leading centre for 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.

Together with our partners South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London we’re transforming the mental health of children and young people.

We’ve committed £10m in funding to help build the Pears Maudsley Centre –  a world-leading centre for care and research in south London. This project reflects the ambition and strategy of the Charity, allowing us to make a positive impact on mental health for the next generation.  But the building is just the start, we’re working with individuals and organisations to raise funds to support the ongoing research, treatment development and clinical care, that really will make a huge difference to the lives of children and young people suffering from mental illness.

Our vision

Clinicians, academics, educators, parents and crucially young people – will work together to research and improve our knowledge and understanding of the root causes of mental illness, how we can diagnose earlier, improve treatments and even prevent mental health disorders from presenting. We want to enable future generations of children to enter adulthood leading happier healthier lives.

The centre

Together we are establishing Pears Maudsley Centre for Children and Young People, which will be home to the Institute for Children & Young People’s Mental Health at King’s College London and the Maudsley.

We will bring together the world’s leading experts in research and clinical care, with the shared vision of transforming the mental health of children and young people, in the UK and across the globe.

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London are already working together to improve child mental health, you can find out more by visiting King’s Maudsley Children.

In November 2020, the centre moved a step closer to reality when it was granted planning permission. David Bradley, Chief Executive of SLaM, said: “The mental health of children and young people has never been so important. I am pleased that the need for high quality mental health facilities have been supported. Together with our partners we will be able to turn our vision to transform the mental health and wellbeing of children in Southwark, nationally and globally, into a reality.”

If you would like to help make a difference to the lives of children and young people living with mental illness please show your support and donate today.

Fundraise for us

Bring your fundraising to life with a bake sale, raffle, quiz night, your own sporting event – anything that can rally your supporters to help you raise funds for Maudsley Charity.
Our fundraising team will be on hand to help with advice and provide promotional materials like collection tins and t-shirts. If you want to get involved, then contact us through the website, or email us support@maudsleycharity.org or call us on 020 7848 4701.