Improving Young People’s Health

There is a growing concern about the numbers of young people in Brighton and Hove who are involved in drinking, smoking tobacco and smoking cannabis. We are aiming  to improve the health campaigns and services available to support young people. Public Health would like to know directly what you think as a young person living in the city and what could be done differently.

All responses will be confidential and only seen by authorised members of the Public Health Team, with a summary report being produced September and sent out via social media feeds in November 2017.

If you have any questions about this please don’t hesitate to contact Georgia Ramsay-Smith on 01273 296556 or Georgia.ramsay-smith@brighton-hove.gov.uk

* 1. What are the reasons that some young people don’t smoke tobacco? 

* 2. What are the reasons that some young people don’t drink alcohol?

* 3. What are the reasons that some young people don’t use cannabis? 

* 4. What are the reasons that some young people do smoke tobacco?

* 5. What are the reasons that some young people do drink?

* 6. What are the reasons that some young people do use cannabis?

* 7. Are young people influenced by other people when they make a choice about not taking or taking substances?

* 8. Is smoking cigarettes a problem for young people in Brighton & Hove? If yes: How does this impact on their lives, their families or the wider community?

* 9. Is drinking alcohol a problem for young people in Brighton & Hove? If yes: How does this impact on their lives, their families or the wider community?

* 10. Is using cannabis a problem for young people in Brighton & Hove? If yes: How does this impact on their lives, their families or the wider community?

* 11. How would you know if your friend was having problems related to these substances and what could you do? 

* 12. What are parents and carers doing to support children and young people in relation to these issues?

* 13. What would help young people make positive choices regarding their use of alcohol?

* 14. What would help young people make positive choices regarding their use of cannabis?

* 15. What would help young people make positive choices regarding their use of cigarettes? 

* 16. Any other comments that you want to add which you think may help us develop the campaign?

Equality monitoring helps us to deliver improved services for everyone and to work better with our diverse communities. It helps us to be fair, accessible, and appropriate. Your anonymous and confidential answers will be collected and analysed to help us develop a campaign for young people in the city. All questions are optional- if you would prefer not to answer, simply skip the question.

* 17. What age are you?

* 18. What gender are you?

* 19. Do you identify as the sex you were assigned at birth? For people who are transgender, the sex they were assigned at birth is not the same as their own sense of their gender.

* 20. How would you describe your ethnic origin?

* 21. Which of the following best describes your sexual orientation?

* 22. What is your religion or belief?

* 23. Are your day-to-day activities limited because of a health problem or disability which has lasted, or is expected to last, at least 12 months?

* 24. If ‘yes’, please state the type of impairment. If you have more than one please tick all that apply. If none apply, please mark ‘Other’ and write an answer in.

* 25. Are you a carer? A carer provides unpaid support to family or friends who are ill, frail, disabled or have mental health or substance misuse problems.

* 26. If yes, do you care for a………?

* 27. Armed Forces Service: Are you currently serving in the UK Armed Forces (this includes reservists or part-time service, eg: Territorial Army)? 

* 28. Have you ever served in the UK Armed Forces?

* 29. Are you a member of a current or former serviceman or woman’s immediate family/household?

Thank you very much for answering these questions. Your answers will help us to design a health promotion campaign to encourage young people to live healthy lives, make healthy choices, protect themselves and reduce inequality.

If you have any questions about this please don’t hesitate to contact Georgia Ramsay-Smith on 01273 296556 or Georgia.ramsay-smith@brighton-hove.gov.uk

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