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Emotional health and wellbeing

Photo: A person with a strong sense of emotional wellbeing is able to recover from challenges

What is emotional health and wellbeing?

Emotional health and wellbeing is defined by a person’s view of themselves and their ability to function in society. A person with a strong sense of emotional wellbeing is resilient and is able to respond to, and recover from, challenges and disappointments. Someone with a strong sense of wellbeing views themselves in a generally positive light, and is confident and able to participate in the world around them.

Unfortunately, 1 in 10 children have mental health problems in the UK and 70% of children and young people have not had any intervention at “a sufficiently early age.” Evidence suggests that deaf children can be at even greater risk of mental health problems.

This is why it’s important to consider the emotional health and wellbeing of all children in your family, not just deaf children. It’s also important that emotional health and wellbeing is recognised and developed before difficulties arise. Early intervention can reduce the chances of emotional problems developing into mental health problems later in life.