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Wolfson Centre for Young People's Mental Health

We are a dedicated interdisciplinary research centre focusing on reducing anxiety and depression in young people.

We use our research expertise to focus on understanding the causes of adolescent mental health problems that can inform new effective ways to offer practical help to young people.

We bring together world-leading researchers to focus on reducing anxiety and depression in young people.

Our ambition is for our research and scientific discoveries to rapidly inform policy and practice in the field of youth anxiety and depression.

Choose to study here and you'll become part of a thriving research community supported by our world-class researchers.

We have a range of resources for young people and their families, as well as healthcare professionals, policymakers, and researchers.

Latest news

A young woman wearing headphones sits on a bed writing in a notepad

Seminar paper examines the rise of depression in young people

12 August 2022

Researchers from the Wolfson Centre for Young People’s Mental Health have collaborated with international partners to produce an in-depth analysis of major depressive disorder in adolescents.

Children who started secondary school in 2021 were more likely to report elevated symptoms of depression, analysis shows

2 August 2022

Findings based on responses to two large national surveys of young people in Wales

Screenshot of attendees from the Wolfson Centre's first virtual Summer School

‘Fascinating’ inaugural summer school reaches global audience

29 July 2022

The Wolfson Centre for Young People’s Mental Health held its first virtual summer school for students from around the world and has received positive feedback from attendees.