People are being encouraged to share their thoughts about mental health and wellbeing by completing a short survey.

The City of Wolverhampton Council and the University of Wolverhampton have launched the #WolvesWellbeingandMe project to provide greater insight into the mental health and wellbeing of people and communities across the city. 

And to help get a detailed local picture, people aged 16 and over who live, work or study in Wolverhampton are being invited to complete a short survey. It is available at #WolvesWellbeingandMe and will take around 15 minutes to complete. All responses are anonymous.

Anyone who completes the survey can also enter into a prize draw to be in with a chance of winning up to £150 in shopping vouchers. 

The #WolvesWellbeingandMe project is looking to explore the experiences of different population groups during the Covid-19 pandemic and consider the things that have challenged their wellbeing and the resources people have drawn upon to stay well.  

John Denley, Wolverhampton’s Director of Public Health, said: “The #WolvesWellbeingandMe programme is vital in helping us understand the views of local people and communities, providing insight into how Covid-19 has impacted on people’s lives and the things people now feel are important in ensuring they can feel good and function well within our city.

“We have already had hundreds of responses, and if you’ve not yet had your say, please make some time to complete the survey.” 

Clare Dickens MBE, Academic Lead for Mental Health and Wellbeing at the University of Wolverhampton, added: “This project is just one of the many shining examples of how the University of Wolverhampton works in partnership with the City of Wolverhampton Council to serve the community.

“It aligns perfectly to one of the pillars of our new student mental health and wellbeing strategy for the university, a development also supported by public health colleagues, which will yield many opportunities for students.” 

The university’s Institute for Community Research and Development (ICRD) is leading the work.