Summary of report contentThis report focuses on the information Healthwatch Wigan and Leigh found in the online surveys section of this investigation. The surveys were promoted alongside workshops at Wigan Youth Council, Leigh Youth Voice, classroom sessions with Year 12 and 13 Health and Care students at St Marys 6th form college, Tyldesley and Wigan and Leigh College Parsons Walk campus, Pagefield campus and Leigh campus. 63 people took part in the survey, with 40 respondents identifying themselves as under 18 years old. Many young people showed a strong desire for talking and support, which reinforces the need for preventative support. Schools, GPs, local mental health services around hospital, and private counsellors were all important points of access for mental health support. Respondents highlighted a main source of concern for young people was often related to school. Respondents also highlighted the potential for using technology to improve communication and access to support.
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What young people have to say about mental health- the survey
Date of publication
Sunday, 24 March, 2019
Date evidence capture began
Friday, 1 March, 2019
Date evidence capture finished
Friday, 26 April, 2019
Type of report
Communication between staff and patients
Continuity of care
Digitalisation of services
Lifestyle and wellbeing
Quality of care
Quality of staffing
Service delivery organisation and staffing
Waiting time to be seen once arrived at appointment
Waiting times and lists for treatment
Healthwatch reference number
Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation?
What type of organisation requested the work
Primary research method used
How was the information collected?
Visit to provider
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced?
Mental health services
Child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS)
Number of people who shared their views
Specific ethnicity if 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?
Does the information include other people'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?