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Good Mental Health for children

Good mental health for kids

There are a number of things you and others can do to protect and promote your child’s mental health right through childhood and into adolescence.

It’s very important for children to have:

  • a sense of belonging in all settings
  • a significant person in their life
  • the ability to cope
  • a range of positive experiences. 

10 things that children need most

  1. the basics – food, clothing, warmth, shelter and love
  2. to feel safe and secure
  3. cuddles and good touching
  4. lots of smiles
  5. praise and encouragement
  6. talking
  7. listening
  8. new experiences
  9. respect for their feelings
  10. your time and care.

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