National Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy
Oct 15, 2021
The National Mental Health Commission have recently released the first ever National Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy. Fifty percent of adult mental health issues emerge before the age of 14 and so it makes sense to focus on early identification of mental health problems in children. There is evidence that the first five years of life in particular are crucial, and interventions during this time can lead to lifelong improvements in health and development.
The are four focus areas of the strategy - family and community; service systems; education settings and evidence and evaluation. Each of these focus areas includes a set of key objectives that need to be achieved, each with associated actions.