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Scant progress in mental health research funding, study finds

Funding for mental health research has remained mostly stagnant for the last decade, but the tide may be about to turn, according to mental health charity MQ.

Mental health research remains chronically underfunded, both in terms of the burden of mental illness and in comparison with physical health conditions, said MQ in a report published late last month.

Funding for research into these diseases fluctuated between a high of £132 million in 2014 and a low of £117m in 2017. These results show no progress when compared with an earlier MQ report covering the period between 2008 and 2013.

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