My Health, Our Future 2019/20

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Summary of report content

My Health, Our Future is our project exploring the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people in Suffolk.

Children and young people take part in a survey about their wellbeing.

The survey includes questions about things like body image, self-esteem, harmful online content, resilience, self-harm, screen time and other issues.

We also include measures of wellbeing and self-esteem that are widely used in research that mean our results can be compared with national studies.

Generally, the survey is delivered as part of a co-produced lesson plan on mental health and wellbeing in school, which has helped to ensure an excellent response rate.

We talked to a couple of schools in Haverhill about how they have used their reports to improve student wellbeing.

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General details

Report title 
My Health, Our Future 2019/20
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Suffolk
Date of publication 
Wednesday, 12 February, 2020
Date evidence capture began 
Wednesday, 1 May, 2019
Date evidence capture finished 
Tuesday, 1 October, 2019
Type of report 
Local analysis
Key themes 
Health promotion
Health protection
Information providing
Lifestyle and wellbeing
Other information of note about this report 

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
What type of organisation requested the work 
Primary research method used 
How was the information collected? 

Details of health and care services included in the report

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

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Age group 
All people under the age of 18
Does the information include public's views? 
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
Does the information include staff's views? 

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.