The Pears Maudsley Centre for Children and Young People

Opening in 2025

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 new Pears Maudsley Centre will be a vibrant and welcoming space for young people and our local community and will feature modern therapeutic outpatient facilities, an inpatient ward and a state-of-the-art research lab as well as two floors dedicated to the Maudsley and Bethlem Hospital School. By involving young service users and their families in its design, we have ensured the building provides age-appropriate spaces and works hard to ease anxiety.

The Centre will be a place that makes things feel brighter, welcomes visitors and meets their diverse needs. Its design maximises natural light and incorporates artwork and natural materials to create a calming environment. It will have landscaped outdoor terraces with extensive planting on each of its eight floors — capped by a roof terrace. This will provide the calming, relaxing spaces difficult to achieve in a traditional inner-city hospital building.

Partnering for better mental health

The Centre will be home to the King’s Maudsley Partnership - a unique partnership between our Trust and King’s College London’s Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), with Maudsley Charity as its charity partner. Researchers and clinicians will work more closely together to find new ways to predict, prevent and treat mental health disorders for children and young people, and maximise translation of research and evidence into improved services, locally but also nationally and globally.

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The story so far...

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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