Posted on Monday 12th Oct 2020
State of the Nation report provides an in-depth picture of the experiences of children and young people during the pandemic and how it affected their wellbeing
A new report published to mark World Mental Health Day (Saturday 10 October) has provided an in-depth picture of the experiences of children and young people during the pandemic and how it affected their wellbeing.
Some challenges were identified including isolation from friends, learning from home, or worries that family or friends might get sick but many parents also reported improved relationships with their children and that the majority of children spent time in outside green spaces at least a couple of times a week during lockdown.
The Government’s second annual State of the Nation report finds that children and young people aged five to 24 generally responded with resilience to changes in their lives between March and September 2020, and despite indications of challenges to their mental wellbeing they report stable levels of happiness and only slight reduction in satisfaction with their lives.
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Public accounts committee also said a failure to set standards for remote learning led to ‘unequal experiences’