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

Who we are

The King’s Maudsley Partnership for Children and Young People will transform our understanding and treatment of young people’s mental health through a unique collaboration between specialist clinicians from the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and leading academics at King’s College London.

Our experts lead the world in approaches to mental health. Together, we host the largest group of mental health scientists and clinical academics in Europe.

The Partnership will benefit children locally, nationally and across the globe. There is no other collaboration in the world with this breadth of skills and ambition.

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust provides the widest range of children’s mental health services in Europe. We serve a local population of 1.3 million people in south London and already provide more than 20 national specialist services for children and young people from across the UK, including perinatal services, eating disorders, autism, trauma, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder and body dysmorphic disorder, as well as inpatient and community services across south east London.  

The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London is a leading centre for psychiatry, psychology and neuroscience research in Europe. We produce more highly cited outputs (top 1%) on psychiatry and mental health than any other centre (SciVal 2021) and have risen from 16th (2014) to 4th (2021) in the world for highly cited neuroscience outputs. Our world-leading research have made, and continue to make, an impact on how we understand, prevent and treat mental illness and other conditions that affect the brain.

Maudsley Charity supports, connects and champions projects, services and the people working in mental health who give those most affected by mental illness the best chance to recover and fulfil their potential. Working alongside South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and the IoPPN at King’s College London, we bring together researchers, frontline clinicians, service users, their families and a wide range of voluntary and community organisations to prevent mental illness, improve care and support recovery.

Partnering for better mental health

Our long term aim is to greatly reduce the time it takes to bring new treatments to our patients. This unique collaboration will create innovations and find breakthroughs that will enable us to help more patients at a time when need has never been greater. The ‘collaboration hubs’ in the new Pears Maudsley Centre, will fundamentally enable new relationships between frontline experts with a focus on early intervention and preventing common conditions developing. This emphasis on research informing clinicians’ work will speed up pioneering treatments and result in proven innovations coming into clinical practice much more quickly.

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