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.
- National quality improvement collaboratives
Our team includes:
- Specialist researchers
- Systematic reviewers
- Project managers
- Quality improvement coaches
The work is overseen on a day-to-day basis by Tom Ayers (Senior Associate Director) and Clare Taylor (Head of Quality and Research Development).