Participating in the arts makes children happier and healthier
By the time they leave primary school, one in five children will have experienced mental health problems at least once in their lives. Untreated, poor mental health in childhood can lead to a lifetime of difficulties.
Taking part in arts activities builds children’s self-confidence, sense of identity, communication skills and resilience, all key elements of good mental health. The arts can give children a vital creative outlet to express and make sense of their emotions.