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.


Following the latest measures that are taken to limit the spread of COVID-19, members of the MHeNs School Office are working at home. Every member of the office can be reached by email. We can be reached centrally by phone: 043-3881021.

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‘Naar de psychiater gaan is niet cool’
Geestelijke gezondheidszorg @ease is een laagdempelig ‘inloophuis’ voor jongeren. Geen receptie of intakeformulieren, wel zitzakken en muurschilderingen.

Een mooie reportage van Anne-Martijn van der Kaaden in het NRC, lees het hier.

COH-FIT study

Covid-19 research at MHeNs: Media coverage of Professor van Amelsvoort and the COH-FIT study.
Maastricht University is participating in a large international study into the consequences of the corona pandemic. What does it mean for our physical and mental health? What effect did the lockdown have? What lessons can we learn for the future?

Video interview only in Dutch.
Or read the newsarticle here.