There needs to be more support for citizens in Wageningen who suffer from stress and burn-outs
According to the National Student Union, 75% of the students are exhausted. In addition, a third of them suffers from a burnout. In the education sector, the most amounts of burnouts have been recorded. These figures are extremely high and Connect Wageningen wants to do something about that. Firstly, Connect Wageningen wants sufficient housing for everyone and reduce travel time to work/study destinations, but we will also look at other options for reducing these figures. The municipality could also contribute to this by attracting sufficiently specialized psychologists with short waiting times. Silent areas near work locations, such as the campus, and licensing for wellness locations might be other possibilities. Connect Wageningen would like to realize a municipal health service (GGD) in Wageningen where these services can take place. In addition, Connect Wageningen wants to increase the information availability to prevent stress and burn-outs.
Connect Wageningen believes that a person continues to learn the rest of their life. This is extremely important, because learning, developing and experiencing shape a person and therefore contribute to well-being and health. In order to keep the well-being and health Wageningen inhabitants high, the subject of learning is very important for the municipality. In Connect Wageningens' opinion, the municipality still focuses too much on the tasks it receives from the government and leaves opportunities for specific Wageningen topics hanging.
In Wageningen € 5 million from € 93 million goes to education, which is approximately 5.3% of the municipality's total budget. Half of this goes to school buildings. Because the municipality expects that the costs for education will decrease by € 0.8 million per year, the construction of a school in Nieuw Kortenoord will also be realized.