Thank you for coming here to give us your views and tell us about your experiences.
Before you answer the questions, we wanted to give you some more information so that you can make an informed choice about contributing.
By clicking 'Next Page' at the bottom of this page you confirm that you have read the information here and give consent to your response being used in the ways outlined here.
If you no longer wish to fill in the questionnaire, close the browser window or leave the page. Your questionnaire will not be submitted until you click 'Finish Survey' at the end, so you can decide not to submit the questionnaire at any time until click the 'Finish Survey' button.
If you have questions about any of this, please contact Becky at AdvoCard - firstname.lastname@example.org, 0131 554 5307. (Becky is working from home. If you are ringing - if you leave your number, she will call you back.)
If you would like to be kept updated about this work or would like to join our mailing list, please also contact Becky as above.
Why are we doing this work?
We are aware that many people are facing extra challenges and difficulties just now with the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, the lockdown and everything else that is going on.
At a time like this, it is even more important than usual that the views of people in Edinburgh with mental health issues are represented and heard when services and support are being planned.
We are doing this work to hear from you about:
- how you have been affected by the situation
- what you need
- and whether or not there are accessible services in place that meet your needs.
We also want to hear if there is anything happening now that you find helpful and would like to see continue in the future.
What will we do with what you tell us?
We will be putting together a summary of the responses and put this up on our website - www.advocard.org.uk. (At some point in the future we might create a website specifically for this project.)
We will also pass your views onto service planners and providers whenever we have the opportunity. The Scottish Government Equalities and Human Rights Committee have launched an inquiry into the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on equalities and human rights - we will be submitting a response to this inquiry and will include your views in our response.
Everything that will be published will be anonymised - that means that nobody’s name and no personally identifiable information will be included. (We are not asking for names, and if anyone does give a name it will be treated as confidential information and not included.)
As this is an ongoing situation, this is not your only chance to give us your views. You will have more opportunity to contribute as the year progresses.
All information provided will be kept securely, in accordance with AdvoCard’s Data Protection Policy, until the summary of responses is published, and then destroyed after that.