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EACEA National Policies Platform


7. Health and Well-Being

Last update: 27 January 2021

There is no body with specific policy responsibility for the health of children and young people. There are specific services, however, such as CAMHS (child and adolescent mental health services), school nursing services and school counselling services. These are among the topics covered in this chapter.

There has been a recent focus on improving levels of physical activity among children and young people, with a National Assembly committee conducting an inquiry on the subject. Furthermore, the Public Health Wales Act 2017 has placed a requirement on the Welsh Government to develop a national obesity strategy.