Children’s Wellbeing: Five Questions.

Katherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, has launched an initiative to bring the issues of children’s wellbeing and mental health into a national debate with five questions. The questions are structured to help gauge a person’s awareness of their and society’s role in nurturing confidence, self esteem and general well being in children. While this was being explained, the BBC news clip showed the Duchess visiting a primary school and actively engaging with young pupils.

Children’s wellbeing and mental health has received some well deserved attention in recent years. Parents and educators are much more aware of the need to nurture confidence and self esteem within an accepting environment, but that these positive attributes ultimately begin at home. As a mother of three, the Duchess understands this completely. Widely admired and respected, I’m sure she will further raise awareness of these important issues.