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.

Want to know more? Then visit the DofE website..

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