Student mental health survey report

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Summary of report content

In February 2022, during half-term, Healthwatch Bury involved students from the Holy Cross College and Bury College to co-produce the HW100 survey to collate feedback about local services from young people aged 10-18 years. The survey received 350 responses within weeks and was closed at the end of March 2022.

75% of the respondents said they had not received any mental health support in the last 18 months. It is unclear from the responses whether this is because the support was not required or whether it is due to lack of awareness about local mental health services amongst young people.

Over half of the students who responded said they are ‘Unlikely’ or ‘Not likely’ to access mental health support at their place of study compared to 12% who said they are ‘Likely’ or ‘Very likely’ to access it at their place of study.

Over half the students were aware of the support provided in schools. 61% said their school offers tutorial sessions about mental health and 50% said their school offers access to a school counselling service.

The report contains eight recommendations.

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General details

Report title 
Student mental health survey report
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Bury
Date of publication 
Wednesday, 22 June, 2022
Date evidence capture began 
Monday, 14 February, 2022
Date evidence capture finished 
Thursday, 31 March, 2022
Key themes 
Access
Information providing
Lifestyle and wellbeing

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

Primary care services 
GP practice
Mental health services 
Child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS)

Details about conditions and diseases

Types of disabilities 
Mental health
Types of long term conditions 
Mental health condition
What type of pregnancy or maternity themes are included in the report 
N/A

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
350
Age group 
1-15 years
16-17 years
Gender 
Female
Male
Non binary
Transgender
Prefer not to say
Ethnicity 
Asian / Asian British
Black/ African / Caribbean / Black British
Mixed / multiple ethnic groups
Other ethnic group
White
Specific ethnicity if known 
Bangladeshi
Caribbean
Chinese
English/Welsh/Scottish/Northern Irish/British
Gypsy or Irish Traveller
Indian
Irish
Pakistani
White and Asian
White and Black African
White and Black Caribbean
Sexual orientation 
Bisexual
Heterosexual
Homosexual
Other
Prefer not to say
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
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 
Mixed

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.