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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

New paper explores depression trajectories in children

6 February 2024

Children who have a parent with depression are at an increased risk of developing depression themselves. A new research paper from the Wolfson Centre for Young People’s Mental Health has undertaken work to understand the impact parental depression can have on a young person.

Longitudinal study tracks depression and anxiety in children of depressed parents from childhood to adult life

29 January 2024

Young people with a depressed parent are more likely to suffer with depression and anxiety themselves.

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Emotional problems in young people were rising rapidly even before the pandemic

20 December 2023

Research shows substantial increase in the proportion experiencing emotional symptoms among young people in Wales in the years immediately before the pandemic.