Tell us what it’s like being a young person in Hartlepool

Published Wednesday, 12th February 2020

Young people in Hartlepool are being encouraged to have their say on what it’s like living in Hartlepool in a special survey which will help shape future health and wellbeing services in the borough.

Organised by Hartlepool Borough Council and independent health consumer champion Healthwatch Hartlepool, the survey is open to young people aged 13-19 and runs until the end of February.

The conversation is being triggered by four key questions: What’s good about living in Hartlepool?; What keeps you well and happy in Hartlepool?; What’s not so good about living in Hartlepool and what would you change?

Young people can complete the survey online by clicking here

Alternatively they can complete survey postcards at local youth centres and community buildings and post them in the specially-marked postboxes which are there or give their views through the Hartlepool Youth Council or through special focus groups being run this month at youth centres.


The comments will be used by the Council and its partner organisations to help inform decisions which they make in the future.

Hartlepool Member of the Youth Parliament Umer Khan said: “This is an important opportunity for young people in Hartlepool to have their say and make their voices heard, so I hope they will all take the time to get involved and give their views.”

Councillor Leisa Smith, Chair of the Council’s Children’s and Joint Commissioning Services Committee, added: “Young people are the future of Hartlepool and we want to help them feel content, happy and well, so we’re really keen to hear their views on what they do and don’t like about the town and how they think things could be better.

“It only takes a few minutes to complete the survey, but it could really make a difference.”

Stephen Thomas, Healthwatch Development Officer, said: “For everyone, being happy and healthy is so important.

“The survey is a great opportunity for young people in Hartlepool to talk about their experiences of health and wellbeing issues, and by doing so, help shape future service provision.”

If people have any questions about the survey, they should contact Juliette Ward at the Council on 07826 868929 or email