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To: Jessica Morden

Free sport & leisure for all children to help repair mental health & wellbeing

Free sport & leisure for all children to help repair mental health & wellbeing

We would like to see the UK government provide free sport and leisure passes for all children, to help them "catch-up" on social skills and repair their mental health and well-being.

We would like to see the UK government prioritise schemes for our young people who have and are continuing to give up so much for the greater good. We would like to see them provided with paid for gym and leisure centre memberships, paid courses for hobbies such as music, sports, amateur dramatic, martial arts, etc.

Give them a light at the end and some hope.

Why is this important?

Children and young people have sacrificed so much during the Covid-19 pandemic and it is felt that their resilience has been taken somewhat for granted.

The UK government has ploughed public money into the economy to help small businesses, charities, the self-employed, the unemployed and financed the furlough scheme. Implementing these policies was right, however our children and young people have been forgotten.
Sending laptops to schools is helpful but it's not all about education now. Their mental health is at stake and this will likely hinder them for years, if not their whole lives. Furthermore, it will have long-term implications for the NHS too.

We would like to see the UK government prioritise schemes to thank our young people for giving up so much for the greater good. We would like to see them provided with paid for gym and leisure centre memberships, paid courses for hobbies such as music, sports, amateur dramatic, martial arts, etc.

This may not solve all of their well-being challenges but it would go some way to helping repair the damage of the pandemic and would also show our children and young people that we care and that they are important too.

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Reasons for signing

  • mental health. parents loss of earnings
  • Mental health

Updates

2021-02-19 16:34:37 +0000

10 signatures reached