Yesterday I made it to the SWALEC Stadium for the annual Cardiff and Vale UHB Mental Health R&D meeting. I was pleased to again be invited, and appreciated the opportunity to talk about mental health research activity across the new School of Healthcare Sciences.
I was also reminded of the work of the National Centre for Mental Health (NCMH). Funded as Wales’ only Biomedical Research Centre by the National Institute for Social Care and Health Research (NISCHR), and led by Professor Nick Craddock, the NCMH supports mental health research, undertakes mental health research and communicates and engages. Newly housed in Cardiff University’s Hadyn Ellis Building, members of the NCMH do all three elements extremely well. The Centre’s website has recently been revamped, and is well worth a visit. Here, too, is an NCMH call for volunteers video: