The eighth Guernsey and Alderney Wellbeing Survey has been launched, and 2,500 random households in the Bailiwick will be invited to take part.
The online survey is the eighth of its kind and will be used by Health and Social Care to guide the development of its healthcare priorities.
“The first [survey] 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,” said Head of Health Intelligence, Jenny Cataroche.
“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.”
The selected households will received a letter from the Director of Public Health, Dr Nicola Brink.
Pictured: Dr Brink has urged everyone who receives a letter to take part.
“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."
The survey should be completed by the 31 October and everyone who completes the survey will be entered in a draw for a £150 prize.
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