Pears Maudsley Centre for Children and Young People

We are proud to have our family name associated with a superb new Centre which will deepen understanding of the challenges children face and how they can best be supported.

Sir Trevor Pears CMG
Executive Chair of the Pears Foundation

To foster even closer collaboration and further our work, we have announced plans for a ground-breaking new building dedicated to children and young people’s mental health.

The Pears Maudsley Centre for Children and Young People will bring together, under one roof, our world-leading experts in clinical care and research to create an exceptional centre of care for young people with a focus on the potential of research to identify mental health problems early and transform the treatment and care of children and young people in the UK and across the globe.

The creation of the Centre which will be its home is made possible through the generous support of philanthropic foundations and individuals who want to improve the mental health of future generations.  The Pears Maudsley Centre for Children and Young People will be funded by a combination of investments from South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College London, large donations and a public fundraising campaign which is being launched later this year.

In addition to an initial £10m grant from the Maudsley Charity, two family foundations, known for their outstanding commitment to improving the lives of young people, have made very significant pledges. The Rayne Foundation made a catalyst gift to the campaign in October 2019, committing a significant sum to the building and have an interest in additional research funding. In January 2020, The Pears Foundation committed a lead gift of £5.5m to the project. The Centre will be named in recognition of the Pears Foundation and our ongoing partnership with the Pears family.

To date over £18m of philanthropic gifts have been committed in principle and a major fundraising effort is ongoing to ensure that the Centre can create an inspiring and appropriate environment for the families and staff who will use the building and to fund a wide programme of research, education outreach and clinical innovation over future years.

To support our world leading research and clinical care that will transform the lives of children and young people suffering from mental illness please visit the Maudsley Charity website.

If you would like to learn more about our plans for future mental health care for children and young people then please click here to view the consultation materials.

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