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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

Dr Alex George ‘opened up’ talks about youth mental health challenges

14 May 2024

Doctor and presenter to speak at Cardiff University’s Cardiff Conversations series about youth mental health

Wolfson Centre co-director elected fellow of the Learned Society of Wales

8 May 2024

Professor Stephan Collishaw, co-director of the Wolfson Centre has been elected as a fellow for the Learned Society of Wales.

New flagship study aims to protect young people against depression

24 April 2024

The Wolfson Centre for Young People's Mental Health has launched an ambitious research study aimed at safeguarding young people against the risk of developing depression.