Inactivity is pervasive in UK society and linked to lack of self worth
Sir Liam Donaldson, Chief UK medical officer, states that inactivity is more of a problem to Public Health than smoking, drinking and alcohol abuse combined. The causes of inactivity can be traced back to children lacking in self esteem, personal confidence and feeling isolated with a lack of self worth. Disadvantaged children from the poorer parts of society are the most vulnerable to having low aspiration levels – and are also those under threat from disengagement, underachievement and having poor health.
The recent BBC programme “Poor Kids” illustrates very starkly the vicious circle that can set in very early in the lives of young children. Project HE:RO™ (Health Engagment : Real Outcomes) has evolved as it has grown to overcome many of the issues that lead to damaged life expectations for young children.BBC Poor Kids, Health Mentors, Low self esteem in children, Poor Kids, project hero, Projecthero.co.uk, vulnerable children