NICE public health guidance
Issued: March 2008
PH12

Social and emotional wellbeing in primary education

This is an extract from the guidance. The complete guidance is available at guidance.nice.org.uk/ph12

Introduction

The Department of Health (DH) asked the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE or the Institute) to produce public health guidance on promoting the social and emotional wellbeing of children in primary education.

The guidance is for teachers, school governors and professionals with public health as part of their remit working in education, local authorities, the NHS and the wider public, independent, voluntary and community sectors.

The Public Health Interventions Advisory Committee (PHIAC) has considered the reviews of the evidence, an economic appraisal, stakeholder comments and the results of fieldwork in developing these recommendations.

Details of PHIAC membership are given in appendix A. The methods used to develop the guidance are summarised in appendix B. Supporting documents used in the preparation of this document are listed in appendix E. Full details of the evidence collated, including fieldwork data and activities and stakeholder comments, are available on the NICE website, along with a list of the stakeholders involved and the Institute's supporting process and methods manuals.

The guidance complements and supports, but does not replace, NICE guidance on: depression in children and young people; and parent training and education in the management of children with conduct disorders (for further details, see section 7).