Wellbeing In Early Years Report, Bristol

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Summary of report content

In October 2017, Healthwatch Bristol supported 10 service users to share their experiences of the wellbeing early years’ service. Responses to their short emotional health and wellbeing questionnaire were received from a mix of parents, grandparents and carers attending the Baby Bounce and Rhyme and pre-school children's story time groups. The focus of the questionnaire was on emotional and health and wellbeing and in particular Healthwatch Bristol wanted to hear from parents with pre-school children to find out if they experienced any emotional difficulties and what community activities or health and social care services they use to help keep them and their children emotionally well. The feedback from respondents highlights the importance of support groups and states which types of health and social care services help support their families’ health and wellbeing needs. It also presents information about which services could be improved. Four questions were asked in the survey and the questions and summary of the answers are provided in the report. Recommendations: • Some GP services could be improved to help support parents better and be more approachable to people’s questions and concerns. • Statistics show that good quality natural landscape in urban areas can affect how people feel as it reduces stress and sadness, lifts the mood and makes people feel better. With this in mind more should be done to improve these outdoor areas. Half the parents felt that outdoor spaces, like parks, should be developed to make them more accessible and a safer environment for them and their younger children.

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General details

Report title 
Wellbeing In Early Years Report, Bristol
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Bristol
Date of publication 
Tuesday, 10 October, 2017
Date evidence capture began 
Tuesday, 10 October, 2017
Date evidence capture finished 
Tuesday, 10 October, 2017
Type of report 
Key themes 
Lifestyle and wellbeing
Waiting time to be seen once arrived at appointment
Other information of note about this report 
Meaningful Activities
Healthwatch reference number 

Methodology and approach

Primary research method used 
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced? 

Details of health and care services included in the report

Primary care services 
GP practice
Health visitor
Secondary care services 
Counselling/improving access to psychological therapies (IAPT)
Mental health services 
Child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS)
Community services 
Community based services for people with mental health needs

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 
Not known
Not known
Sexual orientation 
Not known
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? 
Types of health and care professionals engaged 
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? 
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.