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 new Pears Maudsley Centre will be a vibrant and welcoming space for young people and our local community. 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 dimmable lighting, 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 King’s Maudsley Partnership for Children and Young People, a unique collaboration between specialist clinicians from the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and leading academics at King’s College London (IoPPN) will enable us to translate research into practical treatments to benefit young people in the shortest possible time, when the need has never been greater.
Through the ‘collaboration hubs’ in the new Pears Maudsley Centre, researchers and clinicians will be able to work side-by-side to find new ways to predict, prevent and treat mental health disorders in children and young people.
The story so far...
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