Having a supportive and trusted adult is key to how well a child and / or young person is connected; self-confident, future looking and can cope with problems. The One Good adult concept is a key element of the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde child and youth mental health improvement and early intervention framework.
The absence of a supportive and trusted adult is linked to higher levels of distress, anti-social behaviour and an increased risk for suicidal behaviour.
This supportive and trusted adult can be a parent, grandparent, youth worker, sports coach, teacher, janitor or someone who is available to them in times of need.
This film shares the benefits of having a supportive and trusted adult and encourages young people to think about who theirs might be.