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Keeping fit and healthy – have your say in Wirral
2:36pm Tuesday 15th October 2013 in News
WIRRAL Council wants to hear young people’s views on health issues that matter to them.
The authority has today launched a questionnaire to find out what support and advice young people need to keep fit and healthy.
The "Healthy Child Programme" survey tackles important issues such as drugs and alcohol, sex and relationships, weight, and mental health.
The consultation is open to parents, schools and young people, with tailored questions for each group to have their say.
The council assures participants the survey is completely anonymous; they are simply asked opinions on support and advice they think young people need to keep as fit and healthy as possible.
Councillor Chris Meaden, cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: “I’ve learned from having my own children that the best way to find out what young people think is to go right ahead and ask them.
"This survey will shape how we develop services to support young people who may face diverse problems. They could be worried about their own or their friends’ body image, or might be experiencing problems with drugs or alcohol.”
Fiona Johnstone, Director of Public Health, said: “I would urge young people, parents and schools to get involved and tell us how to make the services we offer better suited to their needs.”
You can find the questionnaires on the council’s website for young people by clicking here
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