What young people have to say about mental health- the survey

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Summary of report content

This 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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General details

Report title 
What young people have to say about mental health- the survey
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Wigan
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 
Key themes 
Communication between staff and patients
Continuity of care
Digitalisation of services
Holistic support
Information providing
Lifestyle and wellbeing
Quality of care
Quality of staffing
Service delivery organisation and staffing
Staff attitudes
Waiting time to be seen once arrived at appointment
Waiting times and lists for treatment
Healthwatch reference number 

Methodology and approach

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? 

Details of health and care services included in the report

Mental health services 
Child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS)

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Age group 
Specific ethnicity if 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? 
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? 

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.