Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health

Mental Health affects all aspects of a child’s development including their cognitive abilities, their social skills as well as their emotional wellbeing. Building emotional resilience is key and we believe there are core attributes seen in mentally healthy children and young people:

  • The ability to build and sustain positive personal relationships

  • A continuous progress of psychological development

  • An ability to play and to learn appropriately for their age and intellectual level

  • A developing moral sense of right and wrong

  • The capacity to cope with a degree of emotional challenge

  • A clear sense of identify and self-worth

With good mental health, children and young people do better in every way. They enjoy their childhoods, are able to deal with stress and difficult times, are able to learn better, do better at school, navigate and benefit from the online world they are growing up in and enjoy friendships and new experiences.

Childhood and teenage years are when mental health is developed and patterns are set for the future. So a child with good mental health is much more likely to have good mental health as an adult, and to be able to take on adult responsibilities and fulfil their potential.

Guide for Professionals

Children and Young People's Emotional Wellbeing & Mental Health Guide for Professionals



Building Children and Young People's Emotional Resilience & Wellbeing - HeadStart

Transformation Plan 2017/18

Cumbria CYP Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Transformation Plan 2017/18


Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health in Schools


North Cumbria Local Transformation Plan 2020

"Have your say"


Emotional Resilience and Mental Wellbeing Learning Events



Mental Health & Wellbeing Pathway

Pathway to guide your response to a child aged 5-19 years who is presenting with health or wellbeing concerns

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