6 Summary of Session 4
In this session, you have looked at some of the factors that can influence children’s health and wellbeing in different contexts around the world. Where children live in the world and their experiences can have a profound effect on their mental health and wellbeing.
You should now be able to:
- form an overview of the impact of a country’s geography and politics on children’s wellbeing
- explore social, economic and cultural influences on children’s wellbeing and mental health
- appreciate some of the effects of migration on children’s wellbeing and mental health
- re-examine the role of resilience in helping children cope with difficult, dangerous and traumatic circumstances.
You are now halfway through the course. The Open University would really appreciate your feedback and suggestions for future improvement in our optional, which you will also have an opportunity to complete at the end of Session 8. Participation will be completely confidential and we will not pass on your details to others.
In the next session, you’ll explore young children’s mental health in education settings.
You can now go to Session 5.