The German Center for Mental Health

Better Together – Research for a Healthy Mind

As one of eight German Centers for Health Research, the DZPG aims to improve the mental health of the population and reduce the stigma associated with mental disorders. To achieve this, the scientists work closely together with experts from the field. These experts include people living with mental disorders, their families, and relatives, as well as international researchers.

Together, they are searching for new ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat mental disorders. The DZPG aims to ensure that people can benefit from the results of this research as soon as possible.

About the DZPG


Inside DZPG

Background discussion about loneliness

Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier invited DZPG scientist Prof Dr Maike Luhmann from the Bochum-Marburg site and three other experts to a background discussion on loneliness at Schloss Bellevue on 18 March 2024. The 90-minute discussion focused on the responsibility and scope for action of… >>

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Mobile research laboratory hits the street

Up to now, clinical studies in the field of psychology have mainly reached participants from the middle class. This can lead to biased research results. The Research and Treatment Center for Mental Health (FBZ) at the Ruhr University Bochum wants to change this: In the future, researchers will be… >>


Network aims to improve children's mental health

"Urban Mental Health" brings together science, politics and practice. – Every fifth child in Germany has a mental disorder. Mental disorders are among the major widespread illnesses and begin in childhood and adolescence. Growing up in urban areas is a particular risk factor for mental disorders.… >>


Mental Disorders - What they look like, how to prevent them

Mental crises, obsessive-compulsive disorder, or depression - here you will soon find information on these and other illnesses studied at the DZPG, as well as on the prevention of mental disorders.


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Network for Success

The DZPG offers optimal conditions for accelerating the transfer of research results into practice (translation) through close networking and the expansion of existing research structures. The DZPG brings together the expertise of 27 universities, university hospitals, and non-university research institutions at six sites in Germany in the form of long-term, equal partnerships. During the two-year start-up phase, research projects will be set up, infrastructures will be established and extensive measures for networking, promotion of young talent and patient participation will be initiated.

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