Why is children’s/young peoples emotional health important?

Action for Happiness co-founder, Richard Layard, has confirmed that a child’s emotional health is a much better predictor of their lifelong wellbeing than their academic achievements.  Landmark research says tackling mental health issues more effective than reducing poverty for increasing happiness rates. Read the full article here.

Through Do. Be. we want to find out all the fantastic activities that support wellbeing in the Rochdale Borough so we can reach more families children and young people and encourage a happier and supportive childhood experience.  So if you provide sporting or cultural activity, in the borough, that you think contributes to children’s and young peoples wellbeing, submit here and we will include you in the blog and forthcoming printed toolkit!

Action for Happiness have some excellent resources you can use too.

The ‘Keys to Happier Living’ toolkit for primary schools, which has been awarded the PSHE Association Quality Mark

www.actionforhappiness.org/toolkit

Happiness posters for use with children which are freely available to download here:

www.actionforhappiness.org/posters-for-children