Youth wellbeing the focus for survey in troubled town
MENTAL health and physical wellbeing are the focus of a survey aimed at children and young people living in Lowood and surrounding areas.
Somerset Regional Council has partnered with West Moreton Health and Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN to better understand how young people living in Lowood feel about their community and environment, and based on this information, will facilitate community-led initiatives that improve health outcomes for people under 22.
The Living in Lowood Survey is the first official step of the project, asking teenagers and young adults to provide feedback on their own local experiences and what they would like to see occurring in the community to support their wellbeing.
Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann said supporting the wellbeing of the next generation was a priority for the council.
"There is no-one better placed to tell us what can be done to support their wellbeing than young people themselves," Cr Lehmann said.
"The Youth Wellbeing Survey will give us the opportunity to hear first-hand from this group what they would like to see happening in our community."
The survey is completely anonymous, and should only take about ten minutes to complete.
The survey is open to people between 14 and 22 years of age, and available until Sunday, December 1.
"We want to truly engage with children and young people in the Lowood area," Cr Lehmann said.
"If you are a young person living in Lowood and surrounding areas, or the parent or caregiver of one, I strongly encourage you to get involved."
The survey is available at surveymonkey.com/r/LivinginLowoodYouthSurvey and will remain open until December 1.
For more information about the project, and/or to get involved, please contact West Moreton Health's Senior Engagement Officer, Trisha Hansen at email@example.com or by phone on 0429 595 304.