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Clinical Services

The Cardiff University Psychiatry Service (CUPS) is a referral-only clinical service that makes use of the world-leading research expertise within the university.

This service is provided jointly through Cardiff University and Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.

Clinical services we provide

We can provide treatment, assessments and second opinions in the areas of expertise of our team, which currently covers:

  • Mood disorders - conditions such as depression and bipolar disorder
  • Psychosis in adults - in relation to conditions such as schizophrenia or borderline personality disorder
  • Child and adolescent psychiatry - conditions such as depression in young people, ADHD and autism spectrum disorders.
  • Perinatal mental health – mental health problems around pregnancy and childbirth such as post-natal depression
  • Genetic counselling - advice on the risk of passing down common psychiatric disorders through families)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder – assessment, treatment and second opinions for people who develop Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder after experiencing traumatic events.

How to access our clinical services

Please note that we are unable to accept self-referrals.

We can only accept referrals from the senior clinician with primary responsibility for the patient’s case. We are unable to take on any case without their agreement.

If the clinician in charge of your case agrees to refer you, they should send their referral in writing to the service coordinator at:

Cardiff University Psychiatry Service and Traumatic Stress Service Coordinator
Institute of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences
School of Medicine
Cardiff University
3rd Floor, Hadyn Ellis Building
Cardiff, CF24 4HQ