Support of a Research Fellow at Oxford University and a PhD student at University London by Equilibrium will start later this year. The Fellowship is in developing new talking therapies for bipolar disorder and the Studentship working on Genetic susceptibility to the disorder.
Dr Emily Holmes, the lead researcher on the project in Oxford University said:
A lot remains to be understood around the psychological and biological origins of mental health problems, but this means also there is the potential to improve mental health care based on the future progress in scientific knowledge; our challenge is to make progress in research based on the experiences and feedback from the individuals who directly suffer from mental health problems and ultimately to develop individualised treatments based on the evidence of reliable research.
The total amount of funding made available is £70,000 and has been possible by Equilibrium working together with private donors, matching particular research interests with leading edge research teams.