Children and young people

We want to hear what you think of health & social care services in your area – thats everything from your school nurse or GP to your local hospital and support services.

Healthwatch Surrey is here to champion the views of children and young people and ensure those views are acted on.

There are lots of ways that you can contact us – call us, tweet, text, email us. You can even go in to any Citizens Advice Bureau in Surrey and speak to a Healthwatch Champion.

Our Health Matters

We have been working with Surrey Youth Focus to find out about what young people across Surrey think about the NHS. More than 220 people between the ages of 11 – 25 took part in an online survey and 2 focus groups. We have released a report into the findings.

There was clear evidence that the top health concern was around mental health and the issues that can arise from bullying.

These top 4 issues were:

  • Depression
  • Self-Image
  • Self-Harming
  • Exam Pressure

Many people that took part in the project felt that Health & Education could do more to collaborate in tackling these issues.

Some of the suggestions included:

  • All schools should adopt a zero-tolerance policy to bullying
  • Those who have overcome bullying to be role models for others
  • Interactive programmes on Mental Health