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Pears Maudsley Centre
for Children and Young People
Pears Maudsley Centre
for Children and Young People
Pears Maudsley Centre
for Children and Young People
Pears Maudsley Centre
for Children and Young People

Pears Maudsley Centre

The Pears Maudsley Centre for Children and Young People, plans to #ChangeTheStory and transform the mental health of children and young people. Developed by South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, King’s College London's Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN)  and the Maudsley Charity, the centre is due to open it's doors in 2023.

It will bring together the Trust's specialist child and adolescent mental health services and the largest group of mental health scientists and clinical academics in Europe and researchers from IoPPN to work alongside each other to develop new ways of addressing the mental health and wellbeing challenges facing children and young people today. The new facilities and the work to be undertaken there are a timely response to rising mental health problems amongst children and young people – a trend exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The building will house modern inpatient, outpatient and crisis mental health care facilities for children and young people, as well as state of the art clinical research facilities and community areas for friends and families to come together. It will also be a new home for the Bethlem and Maudsley Hospital School.  

Current service users and their families, as well as researchers and clinicians, have been involved in designing the building. They particularly emphasised the need for some connection with nature in the new building, voicing a desire to be able to see and feel part of nearby green space. The design therefore incorporates landscaped outdoor terraces with extensive planting on each of the building’s eight floors.

⬇ Take a virtual tour through the Pears Maudsley Centre plans - watch below ⬇


Pears Maudsley Centre - Flythrough

 


 

Breaking Ground Ceremony 
June 2021

 
In addition to an initial £10m grant from the Maudsley Charity, the Centre has also received significant support from charitable foundations including the Pears Foundation and the Rayne Foundation, known for their outstanding commitment to improving the lives of young people, have made very significant pledges. Also from individual donors.

The Rayne Foundation made a catalyst gift to the campaign in October 2019, committing a significant sum to the building and have an interest in additional research funding. In January 2020, The Pears Foundation committed a lead gift of £5.5m to the project. The Centre will be named in recognition of the Pears Foundation and our ongoing partnership with the Pears family.

To date over £18m of philanthropic gifts have been committed in principle and a major fundraising effort is ongoing to ensure that the Centre can create an inspiring and appropriate environment for the families and staff who will use the building and to fund a wide programme of research, education outreach and clinical innovation over future years. 

During the centre's Breaking Ground Ceremony, Sir Trevor Pears, Executive Chair of The Pears Foundation and lead funder of the Centre, joined service users and clinicians by video to reflect on their hopes and aspirations for the facility and the work that will be done there.

Watch the centre's breaking ground ceremony below ⤵ 

 


Construction Updates 🚧



 


 


We need to Change the Story on mental health, because young lives depend on it. With your support, we can help get the right care and treatment to those who need it.
 
 
Together we have the chance to achieve something life-changing. We can give children and young people managing mental illness the opportunity to rewrite their own stories. Together, we can #ChangeTheStory
 


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