Wellbeing is linked with an individual’s physical health, health behaviours and resilience (the ability to cope with adverse circumstances).
The content of this briefing draws on:
an analysis of how the UK compares internationally on key indicators of health behaviour and wellbeing among children
key themes from a secondary analysis of existing datasets focused specifically on children aged 7 and young people aged 10 to 15 to explore associations and predictors of wellbeing
a complementary academic literature search that examined associations between the behaviours of healthy eating (including eating breakfast), physical activity and reducing screen time, and the following outcomes: concentration, social relationships, truancy and wellbeing among children under the age of 11