survey methods

Not alone? : isolation and mental distress

Document reporting and discussing the results of a survey of mental health service users conducted to discover how isolated people with mental health problems felt, to determine the causes and triggers and how people overcome isolation.

The self-esteem society

Report advocating a rethinking of how self-esteem is understood in the UK. It argues that it should be considered a personal tool which helps all of us live our lives and, by extension, brings wider benefits such as potentially improving the quality of society. It makes recommendations as to how the self-esteem of society as a whole can be improved.

Work fit for all - disability, health and the experience of negative treatment in the British workplace

Report based on the findings of the 2008 British Workplace Behaviour Survey which showed that disabled people and people with long-term illnesses experience more negative treatment in the workplace compared to non-disabled people. It argues this trend may have implications for government policies helping people to access and remain in employment.

Fostering and adoption disruption research : secondary analysis

Report presenting findings from a secondary analysis of data gathered between 1982 and 1988 as part of a study of disruptions in permanent placements carried out by Strathclyde Regional Council and supported by the then Scottish Office.

Attitudes to mental illness 2009 : research report

Report presenting the findings of an annual survey of attitudes towards mental health problems among adults in England. The survey is designed to serve as a benchmark allowing measurement of whether attitudes are improving or worsening over time.

Assessing demand for childcare: toolkit for conducting research

Resource produced by the DCSF to assist local authorities with their statutory duty to carry out research in order to assess parental demand for childcare in their area.

Carers health survey : main findings

Report presenting the findings of a survey which set out to understand the main health problems which carers suffer from, how the health of carers varies according to the condition(s) of the people they care for and how carers health is affected by the caring tasks they perform.

Guide to supported self-evaluation: building excellent social work services

Guide produced by SWIA to enable local authority social work services to undertake self-evaluations in order to improve service performance and outcomes for those who use services.

Drug use: an overview of general population surveys in Europe

In many European countries, one or more general population surveys have been carried out to get an impression of the characteristics of illicit drug use at national level. Despite valuable efforts to standardise national drug surveys among the general populations in European Member States and to enhance cross-national comparability, national drug surveys still use different instruments, reporting formats and methodologies.

The teachers health and wellbeing study Scotland

Report presenting the findings of a study which set out to investigate the state of teachers' health and well being by mapping the context and support which is available to teachers in Scotland, consulting teachers themselves about their health needs and support and considering interventions from abroad which might be effective in addressing teachers health and well being.