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Young Person's Survey: Improving access for minority communities to mental health services

What's this survey about?

This survey has been developed to help us understand how children and young people in Liverpool from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds (BAME) feel about support for their mental health and emotional wellbeing.

How will the results be used?

As well as helping us to understand children and young people’s mental health needs, the results from the survey will help to shape and develop the services needed to support them. This insight will also inform how this support should be accessed in the future as well as identify development opportunities for professionals working with children, young people and their families.

The survey is anonymous and closes on 31st July 2022.

Thank you for your valuable contribution. 
When using the words below, we are referring to:
  • Minority Communities' we use ‘ethnic minorities’ to refer to all ethnic groups except the White British group. Ethnic minorities include White minorities, such as Gypsy, Roma and Irish Traveller groups.
  • ‘Services’ places you may go to get help with how you are feeling, for example, you’re doctor/ GP/ a therapist, child and adolescent mental health services, support at school, the hospital/ A&E.
  • ‘Professionals’ are the staff and people who work in the services.
1. When thinking about getting support for my mental health…
Space Cell Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly Agree
I feel that I can talk about things that happen in my life
I feel confident to speak openly about my mental health
I talk to my parents and I feel that they understand me
I feel understood by others about my feelings (e.g. friends, teachers)
I think that mental health is something that my parents understand
2. If I had to access (use) a mental health service 
Space Cell Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly Agree
I know about what help is out there if I do need it
I worry that if I tell others about how I feel it may cause a problem
I feel that services can help me to feel better
I would feel supported by my family to get to appointments
I worry that professionals will not understand my culture
I worry that I will not be treated fairly
I worry if I get support it will have a negative impact on myself
I worry if I get support it will have a negative impact on my parents
I fear that I will not be offered options about treatments to feel better
I think that I will be supported to make good choices about what suits me
I will be asked about how I understand how I am feeling
I prefer to access support from other places/people i.e. through school or in my local community
I would prefer for someone to attend my home to see me
I would prefer to see someone in a familiar place (i.e. place of worship. Local community centre, GP practice)
I would prefer to get help online using video apppointments using Zoom/ Skype
3. When I think about what helps me access (use) a mental health service...
Space Cell Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly Agree
I trust services and professionals
I will be respected for my cultural beliefs by professionals
I would like to hear about other children and young people's expereinces and have an option of meeting them
I am given time to talk about feelings
I think that services should do more to help my parents to understand me
4. To support you to access services
Do you think...
Space Cell Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly Disagree
I will be given time to understand mental health difficulties/ask questions*
I feel that professionals will respect my privacy
I will be asked if I need an interpreter
I feel that the interpreter will respect my privacy
I am confident that professionals will be respectful of me and my needs
I feel that services will respect the support I choose from what is offered
I will be supported to make good decisions for myself
I feel that the professional want to widen their cultural knowledge