A new survey has been launched to understand the mental health and wellbeing of people who live in North East Lincolnshire.
The Covid-19 pandemic was an unprecedented time when isolation, health anxiety, grief and financial stress were experienced.
These issues were highlighted in North East Lincolnshire’s annual Director of Public Health Report, which was published last month. It detailed the impact of the pandemic and highlighted the support available for people who have, or are struggling, with their emotional or mental health. You can read the report by visiting the council website.
Following these findings, the North East Lincolnshire Mental Health Alliance (a group of partners with an interest in Mental Wellbeing) want to hear about people’s views and experiences.
“The survey is very timely. When someone struggles with their mental health, research shows that their overall physical health suffers too, and we really want to support people to live the happiest, healthiest lives that they can. We can do this by getting a better understanding of how people are feeling, where they access support and if there are any barriers preventing them from seeking help,” said Geoff Barnes, Deputy Director of Public Health in North East Lincolnshire.
Chair of the Mental Health Alliance, Stephen Ryder said: “We are really urging anyone who has struggled previously, is struggling now or cares for someone struggling with their mental health to help us by taking time to complete our survey and share their experiences with us.
“We have a dedicated group of partners working together to improve the mental health of the people living in our borough and by completing this survey you will be supporting us to make sure our communities get the help they need,” he added.
To complete the survey, please follow this link: https://tell-us.questionpro.eu/Mental-Health. The survey will close on 15th November. Paper surveys are available if needed, please email: [email protected] or telephone 01472 313131 and ask for the research and engagement team.