Services for Young People (SfYP) is working in partnership with Public Health Hertfordshire to deliver a survey which captures the health and wellbeing needs of young people in the county.
The questions were developed with young people and the topics include:
- Mental health and wellbeing
- Diet and physical activity
- Personal safety
- Smoking, drug and alcohol use
Over 11,000 young people completed the survey in 2022, providing us with a large amount of detailed data on the issues that are affecting 11-19s in the county and what their priorities are. The data is analysed by the Public Health Intelligence Team and made available to schools and anyone who works with or for young people so it can inform how support for young people is developed and tailored to their latest needs.
So that as many young people as possible have their views and opinions included, please encourage any young people you know or work with to complete the survey:
Young People's Health & Wellbeing Survey
The survey is anonymous and confidential and is open to all young people aged 11-19 from Monday 6 November until Wednesday 20 December 2023. It takes about 20 minutes to complete and SfYP is offering Hertfordshire schools a session facilitated by SfYP staff to help complete the survey. Please email SfYP@hertfordshire.gov.uk to set this up.
The survey results will be published at the beginning of next year. Each school will need to submit a minimum of 50 surveys to receive an individualised report. Schools can also request a meeting with SfYP or Public Health Hertfordshire to discuss the data and to look at any action required to address any issues raised.
For any questions about the survey, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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