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Sources of information that support the work of NEST (mental health and well being).

First published:
20 April 2023
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Useful resources supporting the work of NEST

A healthier Wales

'A healthier Wales' explains how we will ensure that people stay healthy and independent for as long as possible.

Programme for government

Our Programme for government sets out the ambitious commitments over the next 5 years. These will tackle the challenges that we face and improve the lives of people across Wales.

The emotional and mental health of children and young people ('Mind over matter') – follow-up

A series of reports commissioned by the Children, Young People and Education Committee of the Welsh Parliament. The theme was to look at improving the emotional and mental health of children and young people in Wales.

Mind over matter: two years on

The follow up to our 'Mind over matter (on' report examines the changes needed in emotional and mental health support for children and young people in Wales.

Hafal and young people

Hafal works to improve mental health services for children and young people.

Youth work strategy 2019

Our youth work strategy report is a collaboration between young people and the youth work sector.

Prosperity for All: economic action plan

Our economic action plan outlines how we plan to grow our economy.

Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 – The Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

 The NEST framework is part of a wider legislative context for Wales. This includes the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act. This requires public bodies in Wales to:

  • think about the long-term impact of their decisions
  • to work better with people, communities and each other
  • to prevent persistent problems such as poverty, health inequalities and climate change

The right way: a children’s rights approach in Wales - Children’s Commissioner for Wales

Supports children and young people to find out about their rights (on Children's Commissioner for Wales) under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

Coronavirus and me results - Children’s Commissioner for Wales

We recognise that the pandemic had an effect on many babies, children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing. This report from the Children’s Commissioner for Wales surveyed over 23,700 children and young people on their experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Children and young people's plan

What we will do to support children and young people who are growing up, living and working in Wales.

Autism and neurodivergence

Guidance on the work Welsh Government is doing to improve autism and neurodivergence services.

Autism Wales

Autism Wales helping to improve the lives of autistic people and their families in Wales.