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launch of Declaration on Mental Health

Speakers:
Prof Philip Cowen, Professor of Psychopharmacology, University of Oxford
Dr Catherine Harmer, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford
Prof Peter Jones, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge
Prof Peter McGuffin, Dean of the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London
Prof Til Wykes, Professor of Clinical Psychology and Rehabilitation, Institute Of Psychiatry
Andrew McCulloch, Chief Executive, Mental Health Foundation

A group of scientists and public figures have launched a Declaration on Mental Health that has been signed by many of the UK’s most influential psychiatrists and mental health experts, and calls on government and other funding agencies to commit to increased investment in mental health research and a ‘re-balancing’ of funding priorities. The SMC invited a panel of leading mental health researchers and scientists to explain why they are supporting the declaration and outline some of the background to the issues.

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