Thursday, 14 October 2010

Questionnaire for Sikh needs in the health service

Vaheguru ji ka Khalsa Vaheguru ji ki Fateh

I am a Trainee Clinical Psychologist completing the final year of my Doctorate at University College London. As a part of my studies, I am undertaking a thesis which will examine the attitudes of adult Sikhs residing in the UK and really require the support/co-operation of the Sikh community.

The thesis will explore knowledge, attitudes and perceptions of the Sikh community, with regards to difficulties experienced by other people. Research to date on this population is limited. The needs of the Sikh population within the NHS are unknown as a result, and policies and procedures are not tailored to incorporate the requirements of this group in relation to mental health. In order to help make an impact at policy and procedure level within the NHS, a large response rate will be required for this survey. I make a humble request, that you take 10-15 minutes out of your day in order to complete an online questionnaire. Your participation can most definitely pave the way for a greater understanding of Sikh specific needs in the health service.

Just click here and go straight to the Questionnaire

English version: -

Punjabi version: -

We are only interested in real and honest views, not right or wrong answers. It is the understanding of real Sikh attitudes that will enable instrumental steps to be made towards tailoring important public services towards the community.

If you could treat this study as a community project and promote/advertise it within Sikh circles/groups/Gurdwarai in your local area, you will be doing a great service to the Sikh community. Also, kindly forward this e-mail to all the Sikhs (friends/family etc) you know and put the details of this message on any internet Sikh forums you participate in etc.

Many thanks for your help.

Gurpreet Kaur
Trainee Clinical Psychologist