The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental wellbeing of children and young people in Wales: literature review

11.06.2021

Public Health Wales commissioned Alma Economics to review the research evidence on the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic and the associated government measures on the mental well-being of children and young people.

‘The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental wellbeing of children and young people in Wales: literature review’ was conducted using a series of existing survey data and published research studies, to identify mental health challenges that young people experienced and some of the protective factors that helped to safeguard their mental health and well-being throughout the pandemic.

This report, along with evidence from talking to young people and teachers in Wales, will help inform a detailed Mental Well-being Impact Assessment (MWIA) Report, that is being conducted by the Wales Health Impact Assessment Support Unit and will be published later this year.

Children and young people’s mental well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic Report 

Children and young people’s mental well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic Research Brief 

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