Good social and emotional wellbeing helps young people learn to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions
Children's social and emotional wellbeing is important in its own right but also because it affects their physical health (both as a child and as an adult) and can determine how well they do at school. Good social, emotional and psychological health helps protect children and young people against emotional and behavioural problems, violence and crime, teenage pregnancy and the misuse of drugs and alcohol.
We aim to support children and young people’s confidence and help them build friendships and social networks. This might be by providing them with items that help them fit in and reduce stress. It could be new clothes and school uniform or positive activities that help them flourish and develop with friends, e.g. sports or art activities.