Young people's mental health & wellbeing

Every year, the DofE helps thousands of 14 to 24-year-olds to thrive., supporting their positive mental health and wellbeing. New research, produced with the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER), evidences how, and demonstrates that doing DofE:

– Builds resilience, confidence and supports general wellbeing

– Encourages connection with new people, physical fitness and skills development

– Provides opportunities to step out of comfort zones.

“Before I did DofE, I felt anxious a lot of the time. I believe in myself more now” – DofE participant.

The ability for young people to bounce back and give themselves the best opportunities in life is more important than ever.

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