Cardiff University

Research shows that children with genetic disorders that affect their development are much more vulnerable to psychiatric problems. We have partnered with Cardiff University on a new project to improve services for families of children with debilitating brain disorders and help parents access mental health services for their children.

Funded by a Knowledge Transfer Partnership grant, the project will help position Cerebra as a leader in mental health support for children and young people with brain conditions where co-occurring psychiatric conditions –including mood disorders, anxiety and psychotic episodes – are widespread and often poorly managed.

The partnership aims to exploit Cardiff’s world-leading research in genetics, psychiatry and brain development in order to revolutionise Third Sector support for children with severe learning and developmental challenges.

We believe much more can be done to improve mental health care and support for children with rare disorders, their families, service providers and wider communities. Through this project we hope to develop innovative interdisciplinary partnerships between services.

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Lowri O’Donovan, our Mental Health Research Associate working on our Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Cardiff University tells us about the project and its aim to provide mental health information and support for children with rare conditions.

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