Welcome to the National Centre for Mental Health website

The National Centre for Mental Health (NCMH) is working to find out more about what causes mental health problems such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, ADHD and PTSD.

NCMH is made up of researchers from Cardiff, Swansea and Bangor Universities, and funded by Health and Care Research Wales.

We aim to improve life for people affected by mental health problems by supporting and undertaking mental health research, raising awareness of mental health issues and fighting stigma.

Together we can make a difference for mental health

Mental health problems can affect anyone, regardless of their age, race, gender or social background. In the UK it’s estimated that one in four of us will experience problems with our mental wellbeing at some point in our lives.

The more we know about mental health problems, the greater the opportunity we have to improve diagnosis, treatment and support for people affected by it. That’s why we need thousands of people to come forward and help us with our mental health research.

Read more about how you can help with our research.

Blowing the whistle on mental health

Watch our new video starring former international rugby union referee Clive Norling: