Stand up to Stigma, Mental Health Survey, Bury

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Summary of report content

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week (8th–14thMay 2017). Healthwatch Bury created a survey to assess people's views on mental health stigma and its negative consequences. Healthwatch Bury collected 26 responses via a link to an online surveywhich was sent to the Healthwatch Bury membership and shared via social media. Paper copies of the survey were used during our engagement with the public at a Marketplace which washosted by the council and partner organisations at Bury Market, on 10th May. The majority of people surveyed agreed that people’s mental health in Bury is affected by stigma(58% agreed). 58% of the public who completed the survey selected ‘no’ to the question,‘Are you being affected by mental health stigma’? Surprisingly, only 36% chose the ‘Give support to the person’ option when asked ‘How would you challenge mental health stigma? No recommendations were made.

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Report title 
Stand up to Stigma, Mental Health Survey, Bury
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Bury
Date of publication 
Wednesday, 31 May, 2017
Date evidence capture began 
Monday, 8 May, 2017
Date evidence capture finished 
Tuesday, 14 May, 2019
Type of report 
Public opinion
Key themes 
Healthwatch reference number 

Methodology and approach

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

Details about conditions and diseases

Types of disabilities 
Mental health
Types of long term conditions 
Mental health condition

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Age group 
Sexual orientation 
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? 
Does the information include other people's views? 
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 

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.