"Happiness is an inside job"
Being a young person carries many risk factors which can have a negative impact on a young person’s emotional wellbeing, such as poor housing, economic disadvantage, serious illness, homophobic bullying, abuse or bereavement. Any of these factors can have a profound impact on a young person’s self-esteem and their ability to learn. As many as one in five children in our classrooms may be experiencing a psychological problem at any one time.
The Mental Health Foundation defines emotional wellbeing as “A positive sense of wellbeing which enables an individual to be able to function in society and meet the demands of everyday life; people in good mental health have the ability to recover effectively from illness, change or misfortune.”