Play and health: Making the links

Play is crucial to children’s healthy development and happiness. Evidence demonstrates that one of the best ways for children to stay both physically and mentally healthy is through access to a variety of unstructured play experiences.

This policy briefing for health improvement specialists, primary care teams and healthy schools coordinators, provides information on why play is crucial to children’s health and explores possibilities for joint working between the health and play sectors.

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