Reasons why PMH Training and Awareness is so vital

The Five Big Questions

Conducted by Ipsos MORI on behalf of The Royal Foundation, ‘Five Big Questions on the Under-Fives’ will give people across the UK the opportunity to provide their view on raising the next generation. The survey contains five short questions on the first-hand experiences of parents, families and carers.

Question 1: What do you believe is most important for children growing up in the UK today to be able to live a happy adult life?

  • Good physical and mental health
  • Good friendships and relationships
  • Access to opportunities
  • Access to a good education

Question 2: Which of these statements is closest to your opinion?

  • It is primarily the responsibility of parents to give children aged up to five the best chance of health and happiness
  • It is primarily the responsibility of others in society
  • It is the shared responsibility of parents and others in society
  • Don’t know

Question 3: How much do you agree or disagree with this statement: The mental health and well-being of parents and carers has a great impact on the development of their child(ren)?

  • Strongly agree
  • Tend to agree
  • Neither agree nor disagree
  • Tend to disagree
  • Strongly disagree

Question 4: Which of the following is closest to your opinion of what influences how children develop from the start of pregnancy to age five?

  • Mostly the traits a child is born with
  • Mostly the experiences of a child in the early years
  • Both nature and nurture equally
  • Don’t know

Question 5: Which period of a child and young person’s life do you think is the most important for fostering health and happiness in adulthood?

  • Start of pregnancy to five years
  • 5-11 years
  • 11-16 years
  • 16-18 years
  • 18-24 years
  • Don’t know
  • All equally important

Extra question: Is there anything else that you would like to tell us about your views on the early years of childhood?