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
Low mood, Anxiety, Sleep problems
Information about various mental health issues affecting young people
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)