Views of Wirral public needed for survey on mental health and wellbeing

A SECOND door-to-door survey on mental health and wellbeing is set to begin in Wirral next week.

Designed by Liverpool John Moores University, it contains questions about a person, their lifestyle and their general health and wellbeing.

It follows the same format as the health and wellbeing survey carried out in 2009 and aims to measure changes since then.

Fiona Johnstone, Wirral’s director of public health, said: “Mental health is often more associated with mental ill-health rather than positive mental wellbeing, but everyone has mental health needs.

“Improving positive mental health has been a growing priority over the last decade.

“Measuring levels of mental health in Wirral will help us to identify where improvement has been made since 2009 and where there is still work to be done.

“We will be able to use the results to plan and shape future services to help people live happier and healthier lives.”

Starting next week, trained interviewers from MRUK Research Ltd will be visiting the homes of a random sample of 1,000 local people and inviting them to take part in the survey.

It takes no more than 25 minutes to complete and can be completed anonymously, privately and confidentially.

erviewers will use handheld electronic devices to input the data in order to prevent any bias.

The Wirral sample is part of a wider survey taking place across the North West between now and January. Altogether, it is expected that 11,500 people will be asked about their mental health and wellbeing.

Initial results from the study will be available in March, with the full report available in July.

The interviewers will carry identification at all times.

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5:13pm Thu 11 Oct 12

council officer says...

When you live in Wirral you are in danger of death by consultation! Does anyone these days do anything without asking everyone if it is ok?
When you live in Wirral you are in danger of death by consultation! Does anyone these days do anything without asking everyone if it is ok? council officer
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7:55pm Thu 11 Oct 12

Spiffy says...

"everyone has mental health needs. "
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True enough but not everyone wants or needs "help" and especially not from the council.
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They should concentrate on those who desperately do need their help, who have specifically asked for it and they're currently being paid to provide it for.
"everyone has mental health needs. " ... True enough but not everyone wants or needs "help" and especially not from the council. ... They should concentrate on those who desperately do need their help, who have specifically asked for it and they're currently being paid to provide it for. Spiffy
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2:28pm Fri 12 Oct 12

Cheesy Peas says...

Thank god they're not asking WBC's Department of Adult Social Services.
Thank god they're not asking WBC's Department of Adult Social Services. Cheesy Peas
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