Topic 2 Understanding Mental Health Needs of Children and Adolescents

  • Unconditional love from family 
  • Self-confidence and high self-esteem
  • The opportunity to play with other children 
  • Encouraging teachers and supportive caregivers 
  • Safe and secure environment

While children are growing up, the quality of the environment that surrounds the child and adolescent shapes their well-being and social development. While healthy environments can have positive impacts on children, negative early life experiences in home, school, or digital environments can increase the risk of mental illness.