Mental health programme team

We want to transform how we understand, fund, prevent and treat anxiety and depression in young people.

The world is decades behind on mental health. By 2030, the £200 million mental health programme is determined to transform how we understand, fund, prevent and treat anxiety and depression in young people. Our vision is of a world in which no one is held back by mental health problems. 

This commitment is in addition to our existing funding for wide-ranging mental health research, which investigates many other conditions across all ages.

Read the mental health programme strategy

Contact us 

If you have any questions or comments, email mentalhealth@wellcome.org.

Team contacts 

Professor Miranda Wolpert MBE

Director, Mental Health

Sophia Austin

Programme Manager

Cristina Doherty

Graduate Trainee

Charlie Gorham

Programme Officer

Natalie Idehen

Senior Communications Manager

Dr Kate Martin

Lived Experience and Public Engagement Lead

Rhea Newman

Policy and Advocacy Advisor

Charlotte Payne

PA to Miranda Wolpert

Dr Inês Pote

Research Advisor

Dr Cat Sebastian

Evidence Lead

Beck Smith

Policy and Advocacy Lead

Katie Taylor

Databank Lead and Wellcome Head of Experience Design

Advisory groups 

Reports 

News