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How have school closures affected children's mental health?
Jo Blanden, Claire Crawford, Laura Fumagalli and Birgitta Rabe
March 2021
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Tags: covid-19; schools; education; skills; wellbeing; mental health

Children in year groups that were not priorities to return to school before the 2020 summer holidays experienced greater average declines in their mental health. As schools re-open, it is vital to balance efforts to make up for learning losses with the need to improve wellbeing.