The Salvesen Mindroom Centre


The day when No Mind Is Left Behind has come closer with the creation of what will become a global centre of excellence.

The Salvesen Mindroom Centre to ‘Understand and Resolve Learning Difficulties’ will be the first of its kind in the UK, with its unique and exciting collaboration between The University of Edinburgh, Mindroom and the NHS. Funding for the virtual centre has been generously donated by businessman and philanthropist Mr Alastair Salvesen and his wife, Elizabeth.

Sophie Dow, Founder of Mindroom, said: “This new approach encourages essential collaboration between relevant organisations which will ultimately save valuable time in obtaining help for children and their families. We are absolutely delighted to be part of this exciting and ground-breaking new Centre.”

Professor Anne O’Hare, director-designate of the new Centre and consultant Paediatrician, said: “I am highly delighted to be able to lead research and drive the centre towards transforming the care of children and young people with developmental learning disorders. Through the Salvesens’ gift we will be able to deliver a better approach to supporting children with the wide range of conditions that impact on their learning.”

(First published 10 February 2015)

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Video: Alastair Salvesen on why he and Elizabeth, his wife, chose to donate to Mindroom and The University of Edinburgh.

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Video: Professor Jonathan Seckl, Mindroom Founder, Sophie Dow and Professor Anne O'Hare on the donation's significance and how the new centre will work.

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Audio: Mindroom founder Sophie Dow discusses the new centre on The John Beattie Show, BBC Scotland (listen from 54mins).

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