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The Wolfson Centre for Young People’s Mental Health brings together world-leading researchers to focus on understanding anxiety and depression in young people.

Established in 2020 and funded by the Wolfson Foundation, the Wolfson Centre is working to better understand adolescent mental health, with its experts in developmental and clinical psychiatry, genetics, social sciences and neuroscience.

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Many of our staff work across two neighboring buildings in Cardiff: the Hadyn Ellis Building, which brings together experts in mental health research, and the new sbarc|spark building, which connects entrepreneurs and public sector leaders with world-class researchers and professional advisers, developing innovative solutions to societal problems through collaborative research activity.

Our vision is to make a step-change in scientific discovery that has rapid benefits for young people’s mental health via implementation of effective intervention and policy.

All our scientific findings are developed in partnership with young people, practitioners and policymakers and the information generated will be used to shape public health and school policies with the aim of helping promote better mental health in young people.

Our experts will work in partnership with Swansea University, Welsh Government, NHS, and schools across Wales.

The centre is jointly led by Professor Frances Rice and Professor Stephan Collishaw.