Well-being and health

Health is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the state of complete physical, mental and social well-being. This definition is very comprehensive, as it considers health not only as the absence of disease or physical discomfort, but also includes psychological and social well-being. A person is healthy when they can meet their needs and cope with a changing environment and its expectations (Schumacher, Heinen et al., 2021). Here, the individual, subjective view of health and well-being also plays an important role.

Many of our projects deal with different aspects of children’s and adolescents’ health and well-being. Our findings show not only how healthy children and adolescents in Luxembourg are, what health problems they have, but also how these have developed in recent years. In this topic area, we pick up on new trends such as mental or psychological complaints and also address current issues such as the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences for children and adolescents.