Opening date: 27 November 2015
Closing date: 05 January 2016
Department: Office for National Statistics
Category: Health and Care

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) and NatCen Social Research have been commissioned by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) to carry out the Survey of the Mental Health of Children and Young People (MHCYP) 2016.

This will be the first survey of children and young people to focus on their mental health since 2004. The survey will provide data on the prevalence of mental illness among children and young people in England and Scotland and collect robust data on a range of topics relating to the mental health of these groups. It will be similar to the 2004 survey and will collect information from children and young people and from their parents and teachers.

We would like to hear your views about the survey content for 2016. We would like your views on: - which existing areas the survey should continue to cover - whether there are new question areas that should be included - where new question areas are suggested, which areas these should replace in the survey

The consultation can be accessed on the NatCen Social Researcher website.

Please ensure you complete the questionnaire prior to 5 January 2016 so your response can be considered.

If you have any questions about the consultation or would like to request documents in an alternative accessible format, you can email NatCen on

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