Got 10 minutes to spare? Have your say on routine emotional mental health checks in schools.
Are you a parent/guardian of a secondary school aged child? The University of Warwick would like to know your thoughts on how acceptable you feel it would be to carry out routine emotional health checks of secondary school pupils.
If you would like to take part, please click on graphic below to carry out a very short survey. Once completed you will also have opportunity to enter a prize draw for a £25 Love2Shop voucher (with roughly a 1 in 125 chance of winning).
Only 1 in 4 young people receive specialist treatment for their mental health, this equates to about 1.5 million untreated young people every year.
A proposed solution has been to carry out Routine Emotional Checkups in Schools (RECS, otherwise known as Universal Mental Health Screening in Schools or UMHS); This is the routine measurement of all pupil’s mental health in schools with the view to being able to detect emerging mental health conditions early and provide support to young people that need it.
We have the technology to carry out such programmes but we still do not know how parent feel about such approaches.
This is why we need to carry out research in this area around the acceptability of RECS/UMHS.
To understand this area better we have created two short questionnaires for secondary school parents of secondary school pupils so that their voices can help to shape and direct policy in the area. The survey is being conducted by the University of Warwick and the findings made publicly available on this website.
Full Participant Information Sheets are available below