MHeNs School for Mental Health and Neuroscience

The principal focus of the School for Mental Health and Neuroscience, abbreviated as (‘MHeNs’) is to conduct high-impact translational neuroscience research on neurological and psychiatric illness as well as mental health, and to provide state-of-the-art education to Master and PhD students. To this end, MHeNs brings together basic and clinical neuroscience domains in translational focus areas and expert groups. This enables maximum synergy between research groups across its current three divisions, optimizing the use of available expertise, and forging alignment of animal models and human research projects.


Care for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in dementia patients needs to improve!

Sjacko Sobczak work as a psychiatrist in elderly care at Mondriaan and as a senior researcher at MHeNs. Her main focus as a psychiatrist is consulting in several regional nursing homes.

Together with other researchers she set up the TRauma And DEmentia (TRADE)-project in order to improve care for subjects with dementia and suffering from comorbid PTSD.

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Three prestigious NWO grants for MHeNs researchers

MHeNs is proud to announce and congratulates three of our researchers that have obtained these prestigious, individual NWO grants!

The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded their prestigious NWO Vidi grants, worth 800,000 euros, to eight talented, experienced researchers from Maastricht University.

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The COVID-19 epidemic: The brain under added pressure

Our brains are under a lot of pressure each and every day, from environmental and genetic influences, and interactions thereof. The current corona pandemic has further increased this pressure on everyone’s brain and mind, and in many cases even more so in individuals with psychiatric or neurological disorders and diseases. It has also changed which and how research is performed.

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