5 Ways to Help Improve a Child’s Mental Health
Good mental health allows children to think clearly, develop socially, and sets the framework for their mental health as adults. Paying attentions to your child’s mental health now by making sure to take all possible measures to promote self confidence, high self-esteem, and a healthy emotional outlook on life will lay the foundation for who they will become as adults.
In a recent survey by the Department of Health in 2016, over a third of young people aged 11-16 had concerns about their mental health, but as many as 61% of respondents did not seek professional help for their mental health concerns. There are many factors that impact a child’s mental health and can be a result of nature or nurture, or a combination of the two. It is important to be able to discern between the two and be proactive in order to promote positive mental health, whether you are a foster care provider or a parent.