Schools wellbeing service report 2018-2019

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Summary of report content

Young Healthwatch set out to enrich and complement the information Public Health Brighton and Hove already had about the 'Schools Wellbeing Service' and to talk to students in secondary schools across Brighton and Hove about their views on wellbeing and mental health support in schools. Young Healthwatch worked closely with 3 secondary schools in Brighton and Hove asking students to tell us what kinds of school-based support worked well, what didn't, and what else could be offered. Young Healthwatch spoke to over 280 students over June - July 2018. The key findings included themes around environment, relationships, information and consistency, curriculum and learning and awareness. The report includes 3 recommendation; Schools need to communicate more clearly where mental health support is available in their school; where, who, when & what? Use young person friendly language and embed the provision across the school community. Identify the spaces in schools where vulnerable young people may be spending time e.g. toilets, disused areas, and the far reaches of campus, and recognise the potential for them to provide a more supportive atmosphere and signpost to information and help. Can schools provide alternative tools for understanding and managing feelings? Many students felt they lacked spaces to be angry, to cry, or to express themselves in an energetic way without causing disruption or being discouraged.

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General details

Report title 
Schools wellbeing service report 2018-2019
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Brighton And Hove
Date of publication 
Tuesday, 31 July, 2018
Date evidence capture began 
Friday, 1 June, 2018
Date evidence capture finished 
Tuesday, 31 July, 2018
Type of report 
Report
Key themes 
Access
Admission
Building and facilities
Communication between staff and patients
Continuity of care
Staff levels
Staff training
Support
Healthwatch reference number 
Rep-7029

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
No
What type of organisation requested the work 
N/A
Primary research method used 
Focus group
Survey
How was the information collected? 
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

Primary care services 
Health visitor
Mental health services 
Child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS)

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
280
Age group 
1-15 years
Gender 
Not known
Ethnicity 
Not known
Sexual orientation 
Not known
Does the information include public's views? 
Yes
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
No
Does the information include staff's views? 
No
Does the information include other people's views? 
No
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 
Negative

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? 
Not known
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.