NEW: Guiding principles

Our 10 guiding principles of children’s social and emotional wellbeing highlight key elements underpinning infant and child mental health and form the foundation of the work we do.

  • The child and their local ecology

    The wellbeing of infants and children depends on their social and environmental contexts, more so than with any other age group. Infant and child mental health is best understood within a framework that accounts for individual child characteristics, family strengths and vulnerabilities, and broader social and economic factors.

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