Play: Mental health and wellbeing
Author: Play Wales
Date: May 2020
This information sheet is aimed at playworkers and is also useful for anyone with an interest in the importance of play for children’s mental health and wellbeing.
It describes how play contributes to children and teenagers’ emotional wellbeing. It also explores the links between playing and evidence-based messages aimed at improving the mental health and wellbeing of the whole population.
The information sheet references the impact of play deprivation on brain development.