10 ways to support children build positive mental health habits

10 ways to support children build positive mental health habits

1 in 8 children and young people aged 5-19 are affected by mental health problems.

Fundamental to a child’s well-being now and as they grow older is an understanding of mental health. Prevention is at the heart of the Mental Health Foundation; being equipped with the skills, techniques and support is vital.

10th October was World Mental Health Day, a day to raise awareness, a day to start a conversation.

World Mental Health Day is a reminder that we all have mental health; despite 10th October having been and gone, mental health continues to affect everyone, every day.

We want our children to thrive, to flourish, to live their lives fully and therefore we must support and guide them in understanding, protecting and sustaining their mental health.

Here’s some of the ways in which we can:

 

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Sources

https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/mental-health-of-children-and-young-people-in-england/2017/2017