The Isle of Wight Youth Trust has been seeking the views and experiences of young Islanders for many years as part of our commitment to providing high-quality mental health and wellbeing support. Over the past six years we have received over 10,000 responses to our surveys from Island children and young people.
The Census asks questions about the experiences of young people, including questions on relationships, social media, wellbeing, coping mechanisms, and engagement with services. All responses can be anonymous.
We want as many children and young people aged 7 to 25 living on the Isle of Wight to complete the 2023 Island Youth Mental Health Census to help to inform and transform our services.
Kathy Whitewood, IOW Youth Trust Head of Counselling and Wellbeing explains:
“As the world has moved forward from the COVID-19 pandemic we have become acutely aware of the ongoing impact on young people’s mental health and wellbeing. The 2023 Census will help us better understand the changing mental health needs of young people and ensure our services remain relevant and effective.”
If you live on the Island and are aged 7 to 25 and wish to take part please click the appropriate link below.
In addition to contributing and having their say, young people – who give their permission – can be included in a draw where vouchers can be won.