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
- 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).