Who we are

We firmly believe that, as a department, our work is central to creating a better understanding of mental health, better treatments, and better care for our service users.

Whether it is trialling a new medicine, evaluating a new type of therapy, delivering treatments using digital therapies, or making mental health support more accessible, our researchers and innovators work with service users, carers and staff to design and deliver insightful mental health research.

We want to give everyone the opportunity to benefit from advances in mental health care and reduce health inequalities in Greater Manchester.

We are proud to be one of the top NHS Trusts for mental health and dementia research, trusted to deliver large and complex, gold-standard studies across a broad range of conditions and therapies. Working in partnership with leading research organisations in Greater Manchester, our team is brimming with talent and experience of mental health care and research, delivering award-winning and world-first studies that change lives.

Meet the Team

Meet the team

GMMH R&I is brimming with talent and experience of mental health care and research. Click here to meet our teams who are dedicated to changing the way we understand and treat mental health.

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Innovation at GMMH


Innovation is the change in our systems, services and products, be it introducing something new to the world, solving a problem, or implementing ground-breaking technologies into mental health care. Find out more about what innovation means and how we apply it at GMMH R&I.

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Our partners

We maintain strong strategic relationships with several academic and scientific organisations in Greater Manchester and across the country to deliver our projects. 

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Clinical Research Network Greater Manchester

The National Institute of Health and Care Research (NIHR)

The National Institute of Health and Care Research (NIHR) is the UK's largest funder of quality health and care research and provides GMMH with Research Capability Funding to deliver its research projects. 

CRN Greater Manchester provides practical support for high-quality research in public health and social care settings, including in GMMH.

The CRN does this by meeting the costs of staff, facilities and equipment and by providing a range of services such as study support, business intelligence, workforce learning and development and an agile delivery team.  


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Manchester Biomedical Research Centre

The National Institute of Health and Care Research (NIHR)

GMMH, in collaboration with other NHS Trusts in the North West, is a partner in the NIHR Manchester BRC, which is hosted by Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and The University of Manchester.

Its goals are to translate scientific discoveries into new treatments, diagnostic tests and medical technologies to improve people's lives and reduce health inequalities in the region.

Research & Innovation at GMMH works closely with BRC collaborators under the Mental Health Theme to address the urgent need to identify new treatments and better ways of delivery. 

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Health Innovation Manchester

Health Innovation Manchester is an academic health science centre that works closely with academic institutions and NHS Trusts in Greater Manchester as part of the Greater Manchester Ecosystem. 

GMMH and the university of Manchester lead the Mental Health Research Domain, which works to monitor research and innovation across the region and ensure that research studies are timely and of quality. 

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As a patient

As a service user, relative or carer using our services, sometimes you may need to turn to someone for help, advice, and support. 

Find resources for carers and service users  Contact the Trust