Workshop facilitated by: PLAY SCOTLAND
This workshop focuses on the right to play for health and how play supports mental and physical health.
Children’s opportunities for outdoor play have reduced dramatically over the past years. The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on children’s freedoms compounds an already recognised worrying problem in childhood.
Over the past twenty years there has been a notable rise in mental health problems in children and young people, with an estimated ten per cent with a clinically diagnosable mental health problem. We know children need play to thrive and make sense of their world and that play supports their mental and physical health and wellbeing.
In this workshop, Play Scotland demonstrates how policy and practice support the child’s right to play, and what practitioners can do to enable more play and better play for children and young people.
ABOUT PLAY SCOTLAND
Play Scotland is the lead organisation for the development and promotion of children and young people’s play in Scotland. They work strategically to make the child’s right to play a reality so that all children can reach their full potential and be able to confidently inhabit an inclusive public realm, as well as help shape child friendly communities. To find out more about Play Scotland visit https://www.playscotland.org/