Mental health and wellbeing
There is much debate about young people’s mental health, and we know this is a topic of great importance to young people themselves. Mental health problems have important implications for every aspect of young people’s lives. The mental health and wellbeing parts of the PSHE curriculum for secondary school include mental wellbeing statistics. We have selected some that might be particularly relevant for this section of the health curriculum.
It is important to know that the majority of young people rate their own wellbeing as good – for example in surveys by the Office for National Statistics, over 70% of young people say they are satisfied with their lives, are living worthwhile lives, were happy yesterday, and are happy with their appearance.