About the NCCMH

At the NCCMH, we care about people’s mental health and wellbeing. We believe that everyone should have equal access to high-quality mental health care, with a platform to voice their needs, at home and at work or in education, and in hospital and the community.

We work with others at a national level to help make this happen, supporting the improvement of mental health services and redressing mental health inequalities.

By reviewing the evidence and co-producing guidance, standards, workforce competences and quality improvement initiatives, we enable the delivery of high-quality, equitable mental health care.

The National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (NCCMH) is a collaboration between the Royal College of Psychiatrists and University College London.

We work with a variety of stakeholders, including world leading academics, clinicians and people with lived experience, to produce a variety of products.

These products include:

  • National guidance and pathways for commissioners and providers of mental health services
  • Independent systematic reviews
  • Competence frameworks
  • Service evaluations.
  • Mental health safety improvement plan.

We're led by directors from both the College (Professor Tim Kendall and Dr Shubulade Smith), and University College London (Professor Steve Pilling).

Our team includes:

  • Specialist researchers
  • Systematic reviewers
  • Project managers
  • Editors
  • A business support administrator
  • Quality Improvement coaches.

The work is overseen on a day-to-day basis by Tom Ayers (Senior Associate Director); Clare Taylor (Head of Quality and Research Development); Maryla Moulin (Head of Programme Management and Operations).

More information on our specific areas of work can be found in care pathways and other work to improve mental health care.

You can:

  • Email us 
  • Tweet us
  • Call us: Tom Ayers, Senior Associate Director, on 020 3701 2635.

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