Children and young people’s mental health
Around three children in every classroom have a mental health problem and many more struggle with challenges from bullying to bereavement.
At Cardiff University, researchers are investigating the causes of mental health problems, and conditions such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), in the hope of improving diagnosis, treatment and support for people of all ages in the future.
Below is a selection of talks from mental health researchers, some based at NCMH and some who we collaborate with on this vital research.
Youth mental health in a digital world
With so much of our lives being online, it’s important that we understand the link between the digital world and mental health.
Dr Ruth Sellers is involved in a project called Enurture which focuses on better understanding youth mental health in a digital world.
She talks about some of the evidence for digital risks for youth mental health, digital opportunities to support mental health, as well as tips for staying safe online.
Ruth is a Senior Lecturer in Child Development & Community Mental health at the University of Sussex. She is also an associate of Cardiff University and the University of Cambridge.