Thank you for taking part
We would like to thank you very much for taking the time to complete an interview and helping us to understand the changing health and lifestyle habits of people living all over England.
What will happen to my personal details?
We take great care to protect the confidentiality of the information people give us. We take careful steps to ensure that the information is secure at all times. Your identity will be known only to certain members of the NatCen and UCL research teams and authorised individuals at NHS Digital. We will handle your data in accordance with data protection legislation. The survey report is anonymised: results will not be presented in a form which reveals your identity. Once the survey results have been published, we would not be able to change those results by removing individual information. However you can request that your personal data is deleted at any time.
The answers you give are put together with the answers collected from thousands of other people across England and the survey findings are published in a report.
The data we collect as part of the survey is also useful to other people. A copy of the survey dataset which does not include information which could directly identify you is made - your name, date of birth, address and contact details will be removed from it. Researchers and analysts can apply to use the data for research and statistical purposes and applicants will need to meet strict data governance standards.
The Health Survey has been running since 1991 and gives us very important information about how people’s health has changed over time. To help us do this we would like to keep information about people’s health permanently, so we can look at trends over time.
For more information relating to data protection please visit: /hse-privacy
Want to know more or discuss any of the topics covered in the study?
To find out more about the Health Survey for England, including further information about some of the things we have discussed during the interview today, please visit their website at: www.content.digital.nhs.uk/healthsurveyengland
If you have been affected by anything discussed during the interview or would like further information on health-related issues, over the next page there are contact details for organisations that you might find helpful.
They will be able to provide help and advice. Your GP can also provide access to appropriate specialist services and local organisations.
You can call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.
They provide a range of services including support groups, help lines and information. Details can be obtained from your GP, your local library, or the internet.
If you need help with a drinking problem. 0800 9177 650. www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk
Al-ANON family group provides support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking, regardless of whether that person is still drinking or not. Visit the website to help find a meeting near you and for more information www.al-anonuk.org.uk. Contact their helpline on 0800 0086 811 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Gambler Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who have joined together to do something about their own gambling problem and to help other compulsive gamblers do the same. Various help can be found on the website including a forum, chat room and meeting finder. Call: 0330 094 03322. www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk
Free resource about mental health and addiction issues. It has advice and documents on issues including depression, anxiety, self-harm, bipolar, eating disorders and coping. www.haveigotaproblem.com
Health Talk Online
Providing balanced information about everyday life with a range of health conditions and issues, what to expect both physically and mentally, overcoming difficulties, treatment and talking to health professionals. www.healthtalk.org
Mental Health Foundation
This website offers a wide range of information about mental health issues. www.mentalhealth.org.uk
Helplines partnership provides a comprehensive list of mental health helplines in the UK.
How to cope with loneliness. Explains loneliness, giving practical suggestions for what you can do and where you can go for support.
Call Mind Infoline: 0300 123 3393
NHS Better Health - Quit smoking
NHS Smokefree Helpline
Open Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm, and Saturday to Sunday 11am to 4pm. 0300 123 1044
Provides helplines and information on child abuse, child protection and safeguarding children. Call Childline on 0800 1111
Help for adults concerned about a child. Call 0808 800 5000
The Samaritans provide a confidential service for people in despair and who feel suicidal. 116 123
Provides practical help, emotional support and specialist information to individuals affected by mental health problems, their family, friends and carers.
0300 304 7000
Confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to any individual on any issue. 0170 8765 200
Young Minds has a Parent Helpline that offers free confidential telephone and email support to any adult worried about the wellbeing of a child or young person.
0808 802 5544
Youth Wellbeing Directory
Helps you find support for mental health and wellbeing of young people up to age 25 across the UK.
Youth in Mind is an online resource for information about mental health, and offers brief assessments as well. It also provides links to other useful books, websites and services.