A new campaign,Growing Strong, has been launched by the children's charity NCH to raise awareness of the importance of children and young people's emotional well-being to their ability to improve relative life chances and fulfill their potential.
In NCH's survey of over 2000 adults in the UK, 6 out of 10 said emotional well-being (having empathy, confidence, resilience,self-awareness, good social skills and being able to manage your feelings) was important or very important in deciding what they themselves had achieved in life. Other key factors were education and family stability. In fact, emotional well-being was more important that IQ, physical health, family income, where you live or social class.
These findings support the view that there is a growing need to ensure emotional well-being in order to maximise people's life chances. At 10 Consulting, we believe that this applies to adults as well as children: building emotional well-being is a key feature of our positive psychology coaching.