Phone Survey Targets Mental Health
Lambton Public Health is undertaking a community mental health phone survey.
Epidemiologist Crystal Palleschi says the survey will help improve their understanding of mental health and mental illness in the community.
“The purpose of the survey is to gather information about mental health awareness, attitudes and knowledge of the supports and services in Lambton County,” says Palleschi. “It’s a random survey, so people will be called on their telephones and the number is randomly selected using a computer program from a publicly available database.”
Palleschi says Ipsos Public Affairs will be conducting the survey on their behalf.
“We hope that the results will be able to inform our programs to promote and maintain positive mental health across a life span throughout our community.”
She says while about one in five Canadians will experience a mental health problem or illness in any given year, about 60% of them will not seek help for fear of being labeled.
Palleschi says by assessing baseline knowledge and attitudes, Lambton Public Health and other partners will be able to target efforts to address gaps.
Anyone with questions or concerns about the survey can call 519-383-8331 or toll-free at 1-800-667-1839 or visit www.lambtonhealth.on.ca and view the frequently asked questions posted for the community survey.