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Director's Message

"No health without mental health” (World Health Organization, WHO). MHRC focuses on investigating and analysing mental health problems, their underlying mechanisms, clinical practices and policy issues via basic and neuroscience investigation, intervention models, cultural impact, and mental health policy study in Hong Kong and globally.
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Director of MHRC
& Professor of Rehabilitation Sciences

Prof. David MAN

Mental Health Research Centre (MHRC) builds upon our excellent track records and past successes in mental health, with a focus on innovative, East-Meets-West, state-of-the-art basic and neuroscience driven research, as well as psychosocial social policy impact studies.

MHRC houses local, regional, and international researchers dedicated to establishing and promoting rigorous, critical studies of mental health. Our aims are highly focused: to provide the broad evidence-base necessary to enhance effective, impactful mental health research and clinical practice, and bring about psychosocial and cultural impact, policy change and development in all aspects of mental health.

The scientific investigation of MHRC is paramount when addressing contemporary mental health systems and global health challenges such as COVID-19, aging, dementia and psychoses. At MHRC, we firmly believe that we have a synergy of critical perspectives, genuine collaboration, and a commitment to produce meaningful and societal impacts. We pride ourselves on the quality and quantity of our research outputs and look forward to reaching a higher ground.

MHRC is investing in future research growth and capacity building across academics, scientists, clinicians, engineers, service providers, government agencies and the public, aiming to become a regional and international leader in facilitating research engagement and fostering a vibrant research culture with other RCs/RIs at PolyU and prestigious collaborators worldwide.
Our team will mentor the future research leaders in mental health via our research leadership programmes and support for a growing number of dedicated and promising early career researchers.

MHRC research programme is anticipated to grow rapidly. I am truly proud to be leading such a talented, excellent research team in mental health. I invite you to join us in achieving the above-mentioned goals.

Warm regards,
Prof. David Man
Mental Health Research Centre

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