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:
- 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).