Eastern Ontario Health Unit Launches Survey to Understand Community Mental Health Status

During the months of October and November, the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) uses telephone, email and in-person surveys to understand the mental health status of the population of region. Anonymous surveys will help the EOHU evaluate its current and future programs and services.

Starting in November, if you live in the EOHU area, you may receive a phone call from the research firm the EOHU has partnered with regarding the survey. EOHU staff also travel to various locations in the community to collect survey responses in person.

Topics covered by the survey include satisfaction with current access to and availability of mental health care, stress levels, coping and coping, mental illness and overall satisfaction with with regard to life. All responses collected by telephone and in-person surveys are anonymous and do not contain any personal information.

“The EOHU is committed to supporting not only the physical health of our community, but also its mental health, especially after the added stresses of the past few years,” shares Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, Medical Officer of Health at the EOHU. “This survey will tell us how our community is doing and identify areas where they may need more support. From there, we can plan and deliver the most effective programs possible.”

The survey results will be used to update the EOHU’s health indicators and mental health report, as well as in updating and creating its programming. The results will also be shared with EOHU community partners to help them plan and deliver their programs.

For more information on mental health, health indicators and programs offered by the EOHU, please visit BSEO.ca.

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