With mental health in focus recently following Mental Health Awareness Week the Play Matters project has produced a new information flyer looking at nurturing children’s mental health through play.

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Play is crucial to children’s healthy development and happiness and is vital for children’s mental health and wellbeing. We all face a range of challenges throughout life and through talking, listening, interacting and playing, children develop resilience and the skills to learn how to deal with these situations when they may arise in the future.

The information sheet encourages parents and other adults to think about the value of play and how good play opportunities can help to nurture children’s emotional and mental health.