Young people's views on emotional health and wellbeing

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Summary of report content

Healthwatch Dudley worked with Youth Work in 2014 and 2015 to listen to young people’s views about their health and wellbeing experiences, and to enable young people to have an influential say. A group of young people developed a survey of young people and received 1,160 responses.

The survey looked at  how young people’s friendships affected their mental health, their social media use and how it affected them, where they would go for information about their health, how they would prefer to talk to someone about their physical and mental health, whether they felt isolated and depressed, their experience of self harm, eating disorders and how to effectively engage young people in health care.

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General details

Report title 
Young people's views on emotional health and wellbeing
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Dudley
Date of publication 
Thursday, 1 September, 2016
Date evidence capture began 
Friday, 1 January, 2016
Date evidence capture finished 
Saturday, 30 April, 2016
Type of report 
Key themes 
Information providing
Lifestyle and wellbeing
Healthwatch reference number 

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
What type of organisation requested the work 
Voluntary and Community Sector
Primary research method used 
Focus group
How was the information collected? 
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced? 

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Age group 
1-15 years
16-17 years
Sexual orientation 
Not known
Does the information include public's views? 
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
Not known
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? 
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.