The survey was accessible between 6th November 2015 and 15th January 2016 by visiting youth.im.
Methods of publication included: • Postcards delivered to secondary school students; • Media releases to online, print and radio outlets; • Extended interview on Manx Radio; • Sponsored Facebook campaign targeting young people aged between 13 and 18; • Posters within schools, youth clubs and IoM College.
1,370 responses were submitted by young people meeting 26% return from target audience.
What was involved?
The survey comprised of questions relating to schooling, leisure, health, social attitudes, lifestyle choices and wellbeing.
What happens to the answers?
The answers are completely confidential and we will make sure that no-one can be identified from the results we publish. The results collected are used for research purposes and the findings won't identify anyone who took part. You will never receive any junk mail as a result of speaking to us. We never pass on your details to other organisations for commercial purposes.
Has this been done before?
Yes – this survey is conducted every two years. In response to the last survey, the Isle of Man Government used the data to strengthen existing services and for planning new projects.
As examples, the multi-agency Manx Motor Meet, which equips young drivers with skills, was launched and improved access to support for emotional health and wellbeing, strengthening listening services in schools and training staff as emotional first aiders.