The Adolescent Mental Health Data Platform (ADP), based at Swansea University, will be working in partnership with Cardiff University on a new £10M adolescent mental health research centre, funded by major UK Charity, the Wolfson Foundation.
The Wolfson Centre for Young People’s Mental Health will focus on understanding and developing new ways of reducing anxiety and depression in young people.
The Centre, based at Cardiff University, will be a dedicated interdisciplinary research centre where Cardiff and Swansea University experts will work in partnership with, Welsh Government, NHS Wales, University Health Boards and schools across Wales.
Professor Ann John, ADP Principle Investigator, said: “The Wolfson Centre promises a step-change in research efforts to understand and transform the lives of children and young people with anxiety and depression.
“Built on the truly multi-disciplinary research excellence and strong partnership in this field of two Welsh Universities, Cardiff and Swansea, it will become a global focal point for facilitating research and build momentum in the field to tackle historical issues that have led to treatment gaps, prevention gaps and inequalities in the life trajectories of young people with anxiety and depression in Wales and beyond.”
Read more about the new Centre on the Swansea University website.