In the recent years ‘safeguarding’ measures to ensure the health and wellbeing of all children has become an increasing focus in the early years. Supporting Children’s Health and Wellbeing helps early years students and practitioners working with children and young people gain an understanding of the key issues relating to children’s health in particular, examining the possible ways in which health can impact upon young children’s early childhood education and care. Packed full of practical advice for the everyday realities of the early years classroom, topics discussed include: • Historical perspectives and contemporary issues related to child health • Current policy and legislation • How to support the child and the family • Nutrition in childhood • Infectious diseases, infestations and the acutely ill child • Children with chronic and complex medical conditions • Coping with the death of a child A timely, topical text that will be invaluable to early years professionals.

Social and Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health

Social and Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health

Social and Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health

Chapter Aims and Objectives

  • To discuss the links between social and emotional wellbeing and mental health
  • To identify interventions to promote social and emotional wellbeing

As you read this chapter, you are encouraged to consider:

  • Your role in promoting good wellbeing in children
  • Ways you can work with parents


Promoting positive wellbeing and preventing mental health problems are a public health issue. At the macro level, the universal services that are available for children’s health in the UK aimed at educating adults about promoting good wellbeing and preventing mental health issues are embedded in government strategies. In May 2016, the UK Department for Education appointed a minister with responsibility for mental health. Strategies to address and improve ...

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