How are you Cheltenham? #CheltenhamUnmuted survey launched

Published on 26th April 2021

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Heads Up Cheltenham, wellbeing community group, returns with survey, year-long campaign and online conference for 2021.

Heads Up Cheltenham is returning for a year-long campaign to encourage good mental health and wellbeing across the whole town. To kick the campaign off, from today, Monday 26 April, people who live and work in Cheltenham are being invited to take part in a wellbeing survey, called #CheltenhamUnmuted to assess how people are feeling.

The survey will be available for completion from 26 April to 7 May and will be available on the Heads Up Cheltenham Facebook page as well as the council’s website.

As well as the #CheltenhamUnmuted survey, there will be an online launch event during which both professionals and the public, will share their experiences and understanding of good mental health. The online conference, #CheltenhamUnmuted, will go live at 6pm on Thursday 13 May, during national Mental Health Awareness Week, and will remain available to watch online via cheltenham.gov.uk/heads-up

Darren Knight executive director of people and change said: ‘’We want local people to unmute themselves and tell us how they are feeling, and what has made them happy or sad in the past week.  

‘‘Our mental health and wellbeing is really important and we all need to look after it in the same way we look after our physical health. During the past 12 months, we’ve seen the pandemic impact on people’s mental health and wellbeing, so it is right that we take the time to take stock about how people are feeling and understand the worries and pressures that residents and businesses are feeling.

‘’We will use the results of the #CheltenhamUnmuted wellbeing survey to plan a number of Heads Up Cheltenham activities that will give people the support, information, advice and guidance they need now working towards more intensive support in the future.’’

Alex Burrage is a Consultant Psychological Therapist and lead for the Let’s Talk service at Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust: “At times we can all feel overwhelmed by health, emotional or financial concerns and it is important to access help as soon as possible.

“Our mental health teams at Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust work alongside health and care organisations across the county to offer a wide range of mental health and wellbeing support including the ‘Let’s Talk’ self-referral service.  

“We’re proud to support the Heads Up Cheltenham campaign and their work to promote mental health and wellbeing across Cheltenham and would encourage you to fill in the #CheltenhamUnmuted Survey.”

Find out more about Heads Up Cheltenham and their work on their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/headsupchelt


For media enquiries contact communications@cheltenham.gov.uk or call 01242 264332

Notes:

  • Heads Up Cheltenham steering group includes: Cheltenham Borough Council, Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust, Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, Move More, Cheltenham Borough Homes, Cheltenham Education Partnership, Cheltenham Learning Partnership, The Cheltenham Trust, Gloucestershire Rural Community Council, Gloucestershire County Council and Gloucestershire Constabulary.
  • #CheltenhamUnmuted survey closes 7 May 2021
  • During Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 (10-16 May), on Thursday 13 May #CheltenhamUnmuted survey results will be shared at the Heads Up online conference launch event. Find out more www.facebook.com/headsupchelt