Through Cardiff University Psychiatry Services (CUPS) we offer a second opinion on the risk, diagnosis and management of serious psychiatric disorders associated with women's reproductive events, such as the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, perimenopause and hormone therapy.
We also provide a second gender-friendly opinion on the diagnosis and management of bipolar disorder in women.
CUPS is a referral-only clinical service that draws on the world-leading clinical expertise at the university. This service is delivered jointly through Cardiff University and Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.
Accessing our services
We can only accept referrals from mental health teams involved in the ongoing care of the person being referred. Please note that we are unable to accept self-referrals.
If you would like a second opinion from the CUPS, then you will need to discuss this with your clinical team.
Please address referrals to one of our individual clinicians listed below.
You can read more about our clinical academic staff and the areas where we offer a second opinion.
Professor Ian Jones
Ian is a Professor of Psychiatry at the Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences at Cardiff University. He is also an Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist in Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust.
His research interests relate to bipolar spectrum disorders and in particular the relationship of mood disorders to childbirth.
His clinical interest is in the identification and management of women at high risk of severe postpartum episodes.
Professor Arianna Di Florio
Professor Arianna Di Florio is a Professor of Psychiatry at Cardiff University and honorary consultant psychiatrist at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.
Her research studies why some women are more at risk than others of developing psychiatric disorders related to changes in sex hormones. The overarching aim of her research is to improve the current approach to women’s mental health.
Clinically, she provides UK-wide second opinions on the risk, diagnosis and management of severe psychiatric disorders associated with reproductive events such as the menstrual cycle, childbirth and transition to menopause. More broadly, she provides gender-sensitive second opinions on the diagnosis and management of bipolar disorder in women.
Dr Marisa Casanova Dias
Marisa Casanova Dias is a clinical academic psychiatrist in the Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neuroscience at Cardiff University and honorary consultant psychiatrist at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.
Her research interest is in bipolar disorder in the perinatal period.
Clinically, she provides UK-wide second opinions on the diagnosis, and management of severe mental illness, including pre-conception advice.
Please send referrals to:
Hadyn Ellis Building
For more information on how to access the service, please visit the National Centre for Mental Health or email psychmedCUPS@cardiff.ac.uk
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