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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

Implementation and engagement: improving policy and school experience for young people

26 July 2023

The Implementation and Engagement Board (IEB) met to discuss ongoing research projects at the Wolfson Centre and a review of school and community-based counselling services.

Wolfson Centre researcher aims to better understand the link between ADHD and depression in young people

15 July 2023

Researchers at Cardiff University, are undertaking a new research project, led by Dr Lucy Riglin, called “How and why does ADHD lead to depression in young people?”

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New study shows rise in emotional problems in young people across generations

6 June 2023

A new Wolfson Centre for Young People’s Mental Health study led by Dr Jessica Armitage has revealed a concerning trend in the mental well-being of young people.