Monday 18 September 2023
HSC Public Health Services is launching its 8th Guernsey and Alderney Wellbeing Survey.
From today, 2,500 Bailiwick Households, selected at random, will each receive an invitation from the Director of Public Health to take part.
The survey is online and should be completed by the person in the household who is aged 16 or over, ordinarily resident in the Bailiwick, and who has the next birthday. The survey should be completed by Tuesday 31st October.
Everyone who completes the survey using the online form can provide their name and email address to be entered into a draw for a £150 prize. This winner will be announced shortly after the survey closes.
Head of Health Intelligence, Jenny Cataroche, explained,
"This is the eighth survey of its kind — the first was held thirty-five years ago in 1988. The aim is to give us vital, up-to-date information on people's wellbeing and the many factors that can affect health. Questions cover healthy eating, physical activity, alcohol and stress as well as areas such as loneliness and gambling. A really important point — you don't need to be 'healthy' to take part. This survey is for everyone, and we encourage people in all situations to take part to help us get an accurate picture of the Bailiwick".
"People who take the survey online can give their name and email address to be entered into a draw to win a prize worth £150. But I want to reassure everyone that individual responses will not be linked back to the household from which they came, all information will be treated in the strictest confidence and no individual identifiable data will be shared with any other States service area. Results will be compared to those from past local surveys and to other jurisdictions and a report will be available in the second quarter of 2024."
Dr Nicola Brink, Director of Public Health added:
"I would urge everyone who is invited to complete the survey by 31st October. This snapshot of our Island's health is our way of knowing how the health of our Bailiwick is changing and how well we are targeting our true health needs. We will then be able to plan our next priorities based on current and accurate local information."