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  1. Non-ambulant youth with NMD rated their mental wellbeing higher than youth in the general population.
  2. More frequent health complaints were associated with lower mental wellbeing.
  3. Mental wellbeing was not independently associated with physical health variables.
  4. Mental wellbeing was independently associated with academic achievement and family support.
  5. Enabling youths’ educational attainment and attending to social support may optimise their wellbeing.