Healthwatch have contacted Lollipop to see if we can help them gather information from young people aged 16 – 24 about what could be put in place to support mental health and well-being over the summer holidays.

There is more information from Heathwatch below and a link to the 5 minute survey. If you are a Lollipop member aged 16-24 please follow the link at the bottom of the page to complete the survey. Or if your child is a Lollipop member aged 16-24 please ask them to complete the survey!

“We recently completed a project that focused on young people’s mental health and well-being. As a result, we published a report exploring the mental health and well-being challenges young people (aged 16-24) have faced or are facing, where they turn for support if they do, and how they find the support offered, as well as what is missing in the existing support. In this project, we found a gap in college support during the summer holidays that needs to be addressed.

Click here to read the report.

Healthwatch North Yorkshire wants to know what supports, or could support your mental health and well-being over the summer. 

It should take you approximately 5 minutes to complete this survey, and you also have the opportunity to describe what support has helped you over the summer by answering the question: “What “picture” would you use to describe your summer?”. You can respond to this in a creative way. For example, by recording a video clip, recording a voice message, taking a picture, or completing a drawing.  All your answers will be anonymous and please only share what you are comfortable with.

The closing date is the end of September and the more feedback we receive the greater chance we have to influence change and shape care services. Thank you for your support!”