Hello, we are Diverse Young Somerset - a group of passionate young people hoping to make a change. With your help, we can recommend changes to the mental health services and schools in Somerset.

We have compiled a series of questions related to racial identity and discrimination of young people within Somerset.

Our project would be greatly benefited if you could distribute this questionnaire with your school/youth club to children of non-white and non-English backgrounds.

Your responses to this survey will be compiled into a report and hopefully, it will help us to better understand the challenges that young people from Black, Asian, and minority ethnic communities face. 

Thank you, we are incredibly grateful for your time.

Prize Draw
The prize draw is open to children and young people resident in Somerset aged 24 years or under.
If you are under 16 years old, you confirm to us by entering this competition that your parents/guardians have consented to your entry
Winners will be drawn by Smart Communities Ltd at random after all surveys have been processed.
Education

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* 1. Have you ever experienced any form of racial discrimination in your school or college?

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* 2. What support is in place at school / college for racial discrimination incidents?

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* 3. Has your racial identity affected you at school or college?
Please choose one of the following answers

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* 4. Are people from diverse backgrounds represented in your school/college textbooks and literature?

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* 5. How important do you think it is to have your race represented in school textbooks?
On a scale of 1 – 10. Where 1 = not important, and 10 = extremely important)

Mental Health
Across the UK, young people are experiencing high levels of mental health issues including depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts. The Covid pandemic has made this situation much worse.

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* 6. How often do you feel positive about your life?

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* 7. In the last 4 weeks, have you had any problems with your school or daily life because of emotional problems, such as feeling depressed, sad or anxious?

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* 8. Who would you go to if you ever found yourself struggling with negative mental health?

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* 9. Have you ever needed to use mental health support services?

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* 10. If you answered Yes to Q.10 -Do you think you were treated differently because of your ethnicity?

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* 11. Do you think your racial / religious community's views about mental health differ from those of other communities?

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* 12. Do you think your racial / religious community's views about mental health differ from those of other communities?

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* 13. Do you find yourself in conflict with your own racial identities?

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* 14. Have you ever been offered support with dealing with your racial identities?

About You
By telling us more information about yourself, you can help us better understand how people's experiences may differ depending on their personal characteristics.  However, if you do not wish to answer these questions you do not have to.

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* 15. How old are you?

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* 16. What gender do you identify with?

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* 17. What is your ethnic group?

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* 18. Do you have a disability?

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* 19. Please tell us the first part of your postcode e.g. TA6:

Consent

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* 20. Diverse Young Somerset would like to anonymously use comments provided in this survey within published reports. These reports are shared with the public and health decision makers to help improve services.

Do you give your consent to have your comments published?

Prize Draw
The prize draw is open to children and young people resident in Somerset aged 24 years or under.
If you are under 16 years old, you confirm to us by entering this competition that your parents/guardians have consented to your entry
Winners will be drawn by Smart Communities Ltd at random after all surveys have been processed.

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* 21. CONTACT DETAILS
Please supply your contact details to enter the Prize draw.

Additional information on mental health support services: 
   *  Mindline Somerset (Emotional support helpline 24/7): 01823 276 892
   *  More services available in Somerset: Click here
Privacy Statement
Analysis will be conducted by Smart Communities Ltd part of Community Council for Somerset (CCS). Information is collected and analysed in accordance with Smart Communities Ltd role as Data Controller and Data Processor. Hard copies of consultation surveys are kept for the duration of the consultation period and destroyed after the final report is signed off by the commissioner of the survey. Digital copies are retained for 12 months and deleted after this period. Any personal data that is captured is anonymised with the report and held securely for the purposes of analysis. If you would like to find out more about how we use your data or want to see a copy of information about you that we hold, please contact info@somersetrcc.org.uk or call 01823 331222. Protecting your Personal Data is important and we fully comply and adhere to the Principles of Data Protection set out in our Data Protection / Privacy Policy visit: www.somersetrcc.org.uk/smart-communities-policies.
Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.

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