Looking back to shape the future – 10 years of MQ

Stronger Together

As outlined in our 10 Year Impact Report, mental health care had seen little innovation since the 1960s. To transform the landscape of mental health MQ needed to transform the world of mental health research.

MQ united researchers who were once siloed by creating the very concept of Mental Health Science. And like any superhero movie will teach us, we are stronger when part of a team. In the past, mental health research was fragmented from physical health and separated out into distinct disciplines. Fragmenting and separation create weaker parts. As with many things in our world, research is stronger when united.

MQ has created multi-disciplinary approach to mental health research. Not only from psychology, psychiatry and neuroscience but also everyone from anthropology, clinicians to people living with mental illness. Our MQ expert meeting into psychological treatments, led to the first call for and umbrella mental health science a new cohesive, multidisciplinary, collaborative scientific discipline.


Yet So Far Still To Go

Looking back over the last 10 years, MQ has achieved so much and has come so far. From an idea born of one meeting of great minds yearning for solutions, to meeting the needs of both the science community and of the wider population.

Studies invested in early on in MQ’s timeline, back in 2013, have come to fruition either going on to improve public health policies, or develop innovative and effective treatments, or improve prevention and intervention approaches.

But there’s so much more to do.

85% of MQ researchers said more research and development will be needed before their research can benefit the wider world. This is why MQ must continue to grow, to ensure all researchers and their work can be propelled forward towards reaching their potential thus benefitting us all.

For research to reach its full potential, more funding is needed. For research to reach its full potential, MQ needs you.


MQ Needs You

Everything MQ has achieved in the last 10 years has been thanks to supporters like you.

MQ is ambitious, has developed all the tools we need, is on the precipice of the next phase of our potential as a charity and organisation. In the last 10 years we’ve gathered all that’s needed – a network of researchers, processes, and systems to support early career researchers to reach their fullest potential and those we support throughout their work.

As we enter our teenage years, MQ is ready to expand further, to reach our fullest potential and find solutions for the 1 in 4 people impacted by mental illnesses.

We have made an exciting impact in our first 10 years. But we can and must do more.

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