Registered Charity No: 284286 (England & Wales).

Mental illness and brain disorder affects everyone - one in four of us directly. They cause profound distress not only to their sufferers but also to their families and friends.

The Psychiatry Research Trust was formed in 1982 with the sole objective of raising funds for research into these devastating conditions at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (part of King's College London) and its associated Maudsley and Bethlem Royal Hospitals.

The research is aimed at prevention and informed detection as well as new and better treatments throughout the whole range of mental health topics, including Alzheimer's and Motor Neurone Disease, Eating Disorders, Psychotic Illness, Addictions and Childhood Problems. We especially help young researchers with new ideas, to obtain their first support grants.

Funds are urgently required to extend knowledge at a time when important new technologies provide the best opportunity in medical history for advancing knowledge in psychiatric research. A better chance than ever before now exists to overcome the misconceptions, dogmas and prejudices of the past and lead to prevention and improved treatments.

Legacies to the Psychiatry Research Trust can help in many ways: large bequests may fund Researchers carrying out studies into particular conditions; smaller bequests may contribute to research or fund essential equipment or other items.