Lockdowns have left 1 in 3 disadvantaged children in London suffering from anxiety and depression.
Under lockdown measures, disadvantaged children have experienced chronic anxiety, stress, hunger, domestic violence, loss of peer support and mental health deterioration with disastrous long-term consequences for their education, well-being, and life chances. Our research with 75 charities in London supporting 85,890 children has found that disadvantaged children are now suffering from serious mental health disorders at twice the rate of children nationally.
To help vulnerable children recover and to stop the toxic legacy of the lockdowns, our Champions for Children campaign will fund 111 projects providing vitally needed fun activities, meals, and emotional support this summer and beyond for 150,000 of London’s most vulnerable children.
We can’t do this without your help so please give what you can to support a child in need.
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