CK Public Health will be rolling out a phone survey to randomly selected adults (18+) in Chatham-Kent in the coming weeks. The purpose of the survey is to gather information about mental health awareness, attitudes and knowledge of supports and services in Chatham-Kent.
Most people will face mental health challenges at some point in their lives, either personally or through a friend or family member. It is estimated that one in five Canadians will experience a mental health problem or illness this year. Mental health is an important issue and it is critical that communities work towards reducing the stigma that exists around mental illness.
Ipsos Public Affairs will be conducting the survey on behalf of the health unit. Residents are encouraged to take the time to complete this confidential and anonymous survey if they are called. The results will inform programs and services to promote and maintain positive mental health in our communities, where we live, learn, work, and play. This survey is being rolled out concurrently with Lambton County.
Frequently Asked Questions:
- What is the purpose of the Community Mental Health Survey?
The purpose of the survey is to gather information about mental health awareness, attitudes and knowledge of supports and services in Chatham-Kent.
- How did you get my telephone number?
Your number was randomly selected using a computer program from a publicly available database.
- Who will be interviewing me?
CK Public Health has contracted Ipsos, a Canadian-based market research and public opinion firm, to conduct this study. Ipsos telephone interviewers will be calling you to ask you to participate in the survey.
- How long is the survey?
The survey will take approximately 15 minutes of your time. If you are not available at the time Ipsos calls you, you can book a day and time with the interviewer that is more convenient for you.
- Do I need to participate?
The survey is completely voluntary. You can choose to decline to participate in the survey or choose to decline specific questions in the survey if you are not comfortable answering. We welcome you, however, to participate. Your opinions matter.
- Can I complete the survey if I am not called?
No, at this time we are only collecting data from a random sample of Chatham-Kent residents. This is the best way to provide results that represent the entire community. The results of this survey will provide baseline information that may direct future data collection activities.
- Is my information confidential?
Yes, your responses will be confidential and anonymous. We will not be collecting your name, address or other personal information. Responses to questions in the survey will in no way be linked to an individual person.
- Who do I contact for more information?
If you have any questions about the survey, please contact:
Epidemiologist, CK Public Health
519-352-7270 ext. 2407