Promoting children and young people's wellbeing is a key part of keeping them safe, helping them develop and ensuring they have positive outcomes into adulthood (Public Health England, 2021).

Mental health plays a key role in a child's overall wellbeing and can be affected by various factors, including:

  • environment
  • stress
  • family circumstances
  • abuse and neglect.

Negative experiences can adversely affect a child's mental health, just as positive experiences can help improve it. (NSPCC, 2021).