Young people's views on emotional health and wellbeingDownload (PDF 3.23MB)
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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.