The Pears Maudsley Centre for Children and Young People is set to be the world-leading centre for child and adolescent mental health. Developed by the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King's College London, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, and the Maudsley Charity, the centre will bring together clinicians from the UK’s largest NHS provider of specialist child and adolescent mental health services to work with the largest group of mental health scientists and clinical academics in Europe.
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.
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The Pears Maudsley Centre will bring mental healthcare services for local young people, world-class research, specialist national services, and a wide range of clinicians and academics under one roof. The centre will provide better care facilities, and turn research into prevention, early intervention and treatments more quickly than ever before – transforming lives locally and internationally.
Young service users were involved in the building design
The opinions of young service users and their families were at the forefront of the architectural design. Of particular emphasis was the need for some connection with nature in the new building, with young people expressing 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.
The Pears Maudsley Centre for Children and Young People is funded by a combination of investments from South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, King’s College London, Maudsley Charity, and major donors including foundations and individuals.
The Rayne Foundation made a catalyst gift to the campaign in October 2019, committing a significant sum to the building and displaying 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. Over £18m of philanthropic gifts have been committed.
In early 2020, the partners launched a fundraising campaign to #ChangeTheStory on children's mental health through raising awareness and funding for the new Pears Maudsley Centre.
The Pears Maudsley Centre is set to open in 2023.