Supporting children's mental health and wellbeing
Supporting children's mental health and wellbeing

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Supporting children's mental health and wellbeing

2 Reviewing the way that the systems around the child support mental health

In the final part of the course, you will review some of the main points from the previous sessions.

As you saw in Session 1, over time some children have always been affected by mental ill-health, but it has only recently been recognised as such.

In the following sections, you will review some of the content of the previous sessions and summarise the roles and responsibilities of individuals within each of the systems in promoting good mental health in children.

This is a diagram with a set of circles inside one another. In the smallest, inner circle are the words ‘Child Microsystem’. In the next circle are the words ‘Family Mesosystem’. In the next circle are the words ‘Wider community Exosystem’ and in the largest, outer circle are the words ‘Society Macrosystem’.
Figure 6 Systems around the child (adapted from Bronfenbrenner, 1979)
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