Centre for Mental Health
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The Centre for Mental Health is an independent UK mental health charity. It aims to inspire hope, opportunity and a fair chance in life for people of all ages with or at risk of mental ill health. The Centre acts as a bridge between the worlds of research, policy  and service provision and believes strongly in the importance of high-quality evidence and analysis. It encourages innovation and advocates for change in policy and practice through focused research, development and training.
- Criminal justice - the Centre identifies effective methods of supporting and diverting people with mental health problems in the criminal justice system 
- Employment - the Centre develops and promotes new ways of helping people with mental health problems get and keep work 
- Recovery - the Centre helps mental health services across the UK to support people more effectively to make their own lives better on their own terms 
- Children - the centre undertakes work which aims to improve the life chances of children through the support they need early in life 
- Mental and Physical Health - the Centre recognises the strong association between mental and physical ill health and works with partners to review the evidence on cost of co-morbidities, as well as carrying out related research on liaison psychiatry 
- Workplace training - we train managers and staff to understand, identify and support people with depression and anxiety at work 
The Centre was founded in 1985 by the Sainsbury family, via a charitable trust called the Gatsby Charitable Foundation. This has always provided the vast majority of its funding, but it is due to run out in 2010. The Centre's income in 2008 was just over £2.5 million.
Centre for Mental Health began in March 1985 as the National Unit for Psychiatric Research and Development (NUPRD). It was founded by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, an independent grant-making trust set up by Lord Sainsbury of Turville to 'advance education and learning in the science and practise of mental health care, to promote research into mental health and publish the useful results and to assist the provision of mental health care for those in need of it'. The aim was for NUPRD to tackle these issues by working in a different way to other organisations. NUPRD was staffed by a small group of people working in an office at Lewisham Hospital. After 1989 it became known as Research and Development for Psychiatry (RDP)  and then moved into the current offices on Borough High Street.
In February 1992, it became 'Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health'. Sainsbury Centre was at the centre of developing and helping to implement the National Service Framework for Mental Health. In 1995, it evaluated the Blackthorn Trust garden (in Maidstone,Kent) and its therapies for 2 years.
From 2006, it changed its work to focus on mental health and employment, in which it already had an established programme, and a new area of work on mental health and the criminal justice system. In 2007 it launched a new look and logo to accompany this change in focus.
The Gatsby Charitable Foundation, one of the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts, provided the Centre's core funding each year from 1985. In 2009 it announced that it would be spending out its funds in following few years, and its annual grant to the Centre would cease in 2010. It has now done so, and the Centre has made plans for new working arrangements for the future. In 2010 the Gatsby Foundation announced a final grant covering three years.
Since July 2010, the charity has been known as Centre for Mental Health. 
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