About us

“This is a once in a generation opportunity to transform mental health care and research for children and young people”

David Bradley
Chief Executive, 
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

About us

The Maudsley Hospital was founded 100 years ago following Henry Maudsley’s vision to create a partnership between research, training and education, and clinical services. Today South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust provides the widest range of children’s mental health services in Europe, including inpatient and community services across South East London.

The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London is the premier centre for mental health and related neurosciences research in Europe. It produces more highly cited publications in psychiatry and mental health than any other university in the world (Scopus, 2016), with 31 of the most highly cited scientists in this field. World-leading research from the IoPPN has made, and continues to make, an impact on how we understand, prevent and treat mental illness and other conditions that affect the brain.

This website is dedicated to the partnership and the collaborative work done by the clinicians and researchers within it.

How we help

With 50 per cent of adult mental health beginning before the age of 15 we know that if we intervene early we can change the trajectory of many lives.

Our experts have made essential breakthroughs in the understanding and treatment of child mental ill health. Their work has led to the creation of therapies for some of the most severe mental disorders and changed how governments consider mental illness.

The discoveries our academics are making, along with the excellent care we provide, do not only help our patients locally and nationally, they help improve standards of care around the world. We are uniquely placed to build on all that makes us distinct and special to bring about a paradigm shift in preventing, treating and supporting mental health problems.

By more closely collaborating and focusing on early intervention, the partnership’s ambition is to accelerate research into new treatments and enable children and young people to enter adulthood in good mental health.

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