With the focus on mental health this week, it is important to remember that play is vital to supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing.
Play Scotland undertook a survey in April 2020 on the impact of COVID-19 on play and childcare settings in Scotland. The impact of the pandemic and the resulting restrictions on children and families’ mental health and wellbeing was a major concern.
The impact of Covid-19 on play opportunities compounds an already recognised worrying problem in childhood. The decline of outdoor play is a huge issue for the health and wellbeing of children and young people.