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Mental Health & Wellbeing

Useful Information & Links 

Early help hub

Early help hub

Resources for Mental Wellbeing

The emotional wellbeing of children is just as important as their physical health. Children and young people with good mental health are more likely to develop the resilience to cope with whatever life throws at them; thus, grow into well-rounded, healthy adults.

Mental health problems in children and young people can include depression, anxiety and conduct disorder, and are often a direct response to what is happening in their lives.

In a sneak preview of the resource bank that will be available soon, the Early Help Hub would like to share the useful resources that have been gathered by our EHPs, We hope that these resources will help professionals when looking for support when working with children or young people who may be experiencing a range of difficulties that are impacting their mental health and wellbeing.

Young People – Wellbeing – Barnardo’s

Build Sound Minds – Action for Children

The YoungMinds resources library

Understanding Autism

Understanding ADHD

Low mood, Anxiety, Sleep problems

Information about various mental health issues affecting young people



Family Lives


Dealing with Bereavement – Barnardo’s

Bereavement and Young People - NHS

Winston’s Wish – Giving hope to grieving children

Grief Encounter - Supporting bereaved children and young people

Hope again – young people living after loss

Children and young people’s wellbeing research report

The Department for Education (DfE) has published a report looking at the wellbeing of children and young people in England. This report evaluates wellbeing in children and young people, including:

  • Statistics on the wellbeing of children and young people in England
  • Wider indicators on their happiness with their relationships, self-reported health and experiences with school
  • An in-depth analysis of psychological wellbeing in teenage girls

Some of the key findings include:

  • 9% of children aged 10-15 report being relatively happy with their lives, but 5% report being relatively unhappy and wellbeing declines as children get older
  • Reported rates of bullying across 10-15 year old children in England from the Crime Survey for England and Wales showed that 17% of children overall reported being bullied in 2017-18, and these rates were similar to previous years.
  • Experiences of being bullied, including online bullying, was the risk factor most strongly associated with psychological health throughout mid to late adolescence

Source: Department for Education 

Date: 10 October 2019

Download the report: State of the nation 2019: children and young people’s wellbeing research report (PDF)