Pears Maudsley Centre for Children and Young People

The Pears Maudsley Centre for Children and Young People

Opening in 2024

The Pears Maudsley Centre for Children and Young People will change the story on mental health and help transform the lives of children and young people.

We developed the centre in partnership with King’s College London's Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience and Maudsley Charity, to create a completely new approach to combining research and care.

More than a building

The Centre will be a modern inpatient, outpatient and crisis mental health care space for children and young people, as well as a state of the art clinical research facility. It will also be a new home for the Maudsley and Bethlem Hospital School.  

Current service users and their families, as well as researchers and clinicians, have been involved in designing the building and their desire to be connected to nature is why the building incorporates landscaped outdoor terraces with extensive planting on each of the it’s eight floors.

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A new partnership

Our specialist child and adolescent mental health services will come together with Europe's largest group of mental health scientists, clinical academics, researchers from IoPPN to form a new partnership - The King's Maudsley Partnership.

They will work alongside each other to develop new ways of addressing the mental health and wellbeing challenges facing children and young people.

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The story so far...

Topping Out Ceremony - March 2022

Since receiving planning permission in 2020 building work has progressed well. Now, in 2022 we have reached the key milestone and celebrated with a traditional Topping Out ceremony, marking the completion of the shell of the £69 million building. The event included ceremonial pouring of concrete to complete the roof of the eight-storey building and the placement of an evergreen bough - a tradition which dates back to Roman times, when tree boughs were used to protect buildings from evil spirits and bring in blessings from the tree spirits.The ceremony brought together service users, carers and many of the key partners involved in the building including donors and the creative team.

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Help change the story

Help change the story

Help change the story

You too can help change the story on mental health and join us in bringing the Pears Maudsley Centre to life. Your support will not only help the care and treatment of children and young people in the UK, but it will also support research and inovation that will have an impact worldwide. Together we have the chance to achieve something life changing.

Together we have the chance to achieve something life changing and give children and young people managing mental illness the opportunity to rewrite their own stories

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Frequently Asked Questions

Created from feedback by our staff, service users and carers and externally with our partners, members of the public, nearby residents and members of the local councils. 

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Public Spaces

Our landscape architects have designed the external spaces to promote and foster positive mental health and well-being through the features and planting.

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Community Engagement

We held commnity engagement opportunities to provide further opportunities for local people to speak with the project team.


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