About the NCCMH

We develop evidence-based guidance and reviews to support the delivery of high-quality mental health care.

Why: Because we care about people’s mental health and wellbeing and believe that everyone should have equal access to high-quality mental health care

How: By working with others at a national level to help build capacity to improve mental health services and redress mental health inequalities

What: Reviewing the evidence and co-producing guidance, standards, workforce competences and quality improvement initiatives to support and enable people to deliver high-quality and 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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