An early morning tweet today was a politician responding to a letter in the paper. Nothing new in that. But then this letter was about the latest U-Report poll on mental health, to which more than 900 youths (U-Reporters) messaged in reply to say that the issue is not being taken seriously enough.
With more than 3,000 U-Reporters registered, and more joining daily, U-Report polls should soon start to consistently see 1,000 respondents i.e. the standard national sample size in Jamaica.
However, success won’t just be a matter of sending them fortnightly polls and showing them the results. We at UNICEF Jamaica will need to keep U-Reporters engaged by ensuring that the results are used to ensure that the government, private sector or NGOs – i.e. whoever is responsible – actually takes action.
Agree and working on it.
Letter of the Day | Put youth mental health on front burner https://t.co/UuQh2QAlpw
— Dr. Chris Tufton (@christufton) August 20, 2018