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.
Student mental health survey report
Date evidence capture began
Monday, 14 February, 2022
Date evidence capture finished
Lifestyle and wellbeing
Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation?
Primary research method used
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced?
Mental health services
Child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS)
Types of long term conditions
What type of pregnancy or maternity themes are included in the report
Number of people who shared their views
Prefer not to say
Asian / Asian British
Black/ African / Caribbean / Black British
Mixed / multiple ethnic groups
Other ethnic group
Specific ethnicity if known
Gypsy or Irish Traveller
White and Asian
White and Black African
White and Black Caribbean
Prefer not to say
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?
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views?
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?
Is there evidence of impact external to the report?