This project builds on the findings of an earlier project to co-design and build a resource hub offering information and links to mental health and well-being services for care-experienced young people across Wales.


Young people in and leaving care often have poorer mental health and well-being that the wider population and cannot always access appropriate or timely support. Since the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a shift in services moving to remote contact. It is important to wot with care-experienced young people to ensure that these new online services are accessible and relevant to their needs and preferences.

Activities and Methods

We will:

  • Collate a list of mental health and wellbeing services in Wales with care-experienced people, and organisations and individuals working with care-experienced young people.
  • Co-produce and test context with care-experienced young people.
    feedback to mental health and wellbeing services informed by young people.
  • Design a simple, user-friendly, freely accessible resource hub for this content.
  • Disseminate the resource hub to young people, foster and kinship carers, and organisations, practitioners, educators and researchers who work with care-experienced young people.


The final resource hub co-produced as part of this project is here. Please share with anyone working directly with care-experienced young people.

Lead Person

Principal InvestigatorLorna Stabler

Academic Staff

Engagement ManagerRachael Vaughan
Research AssistantAimee Cummings
Related SchoolsSOCSI
Related partnersVoices from Care Cymru
The Fostering Network
FundersCardiff University Innovation for All funding
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