Emotional Wellbeing of Children and Young People report 2021

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Summary of report content

Healthwatch Lewisham wanted to understand the experiences of children and young people in relation to their emotional wellbeing.  They devised a survey to which 44 children and young people responded.

Nearly 3 in 5 felt they would benefit from support for their emotional wellbeing.  Nearly 2 in 5 would prefer to access this support face to face.

Over two thirds had sought some form of support for their mental health.  Over two thirds weren’t familiar with the Kooth service. 

Over half wanted to hear more about mental health support via online methods.

The two most important aspects of mental health services for young people were short waiting times and being to access a service 24/7.

The report contains 4 recommendations.

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General details

Report title 
Emotional Wellbeing of Children and Young People report 2021
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Lewisham
Date of publication 
Tuesday, 26 October, 2021
Key themes 
Access
Information providing
Service delivery organisation and staffing

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
No
Primary research method used 
Survey
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced? 
N/A

Details of health and care services included in the report

Mental health services 
Child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS)

Details about conditions and diseases

Types of disabilities 
Mental health

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
44
Age group 
1-15 years
16-17 years
18-24 years
Gender 
Female
Male
Non binary
Prefer not to say
Ethnicity 
Asian / Asian British
Black/ African / Caribbean / Black British
Mixed / multiple ethnic groups
Sexual orientation 
Bisexual
Heterosexual
Homosexual
Prefer not to say
Does the information include public's views? 
Yes
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 
Neutral

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 
Yes
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
No
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
No
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 
Not known

Network Impact
Relationships that exist locally, regionally, nationally have benefited from the work undertaken in the report
 
Implied Impact
Where it is implied that change may occur in the future as a result of Healthwatch work. This can be implied in a provider  response, press release or other source. Implied impact can become tangible impact once change has occurred.
 
Tangible Impact
There is evidence of change that can be directly attributed to Healthwatch work undertaken in the report.