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15th – 17th July 2024
10:00am – 15:15pm

The 2024 Summer School in Youth Mental Health Research will take place from 15 to 17 July and applications are now open.

The three-day course takes place online, run by the expert interdisciplinary team based at the Wolfson Centre for Young People’s Mental Health at Cardiff University.

The aim of the programme is to give prospective researchers from both clinical and non-clinical backgrounds a grounding in youth mental health research, focused mainly on the wide-ranging work we do at the Wolfson Centre.

The summer school is delivered by world-leading researchers based at the Wolfson Centre. They will lead talks and small group sessions in their areas of expertise, with a focus on understanding the causes of adolescent mental health problems that can inform new effective ways to offer practical help to young people.

The summer school includes talks on a range of topics in youth mental health research methods and findings, drawing on the disciplines of epidemiology, genetics, neuroscience and intervention development, including:

  • Challenges for youth mental health and the current landscape
  • Global perspectives on mental health programmes and policies
  • Preventing depression in youth
  • Mental health in schools and evaluation of complex interventions
  • Psychiatric genetics research in youth mental health
  • Suicide and self-harm in youth

The summer school also includes small group sessions on topics including research career advice, the importance of involving the public in research, and how researchers can help ensure findings are translated into government policy.


The programme is delivered by experts in their respective fields.

  • Professor Stephan Collishaw
  • Professor Jeremy Hall
  • Professor Ann John
  • Professor Graham Moore
  • Professor Frances Rice
  • Professor Anita Thapar
  • Dr Rhys Bevan Jones
  • Dr Chris Eaton
  • Dr Olga Eyre
  • Dr Will Davies
  • Dr Joanna Martin
  • Dr Victoria Powell
  • Dr Yulia Shenderovich
  • Dr Foteini Tseliou
  • Dr Amy Shakeshaft
  • Dr Rebecca Anthony
  • Emma Meilak

Who can apply

The Wolfson Summer School is aimed at prospective researchers who are interested in moving into or learning more about the field of youth mental health research. If you have an undergraduate degree (or have nearly graduated), are interested in working in the area of young people’s mental health research, or would like an introduction to this field we will welcome your application.

Our summer school is free to attend.


To apply for the summer school please fill out this form, where we ask you some information about who you are, and why you would like to attend. A member of the team will be in touch with you after to let you know the outcome of your application.

Applications close on June 14.

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