Healthy Lifestyle Surveys

The Healthy Lifestyles Survey uses a mechanism for looking at prevalence of an activity and addressing the misperceptions, known as ‘Social Norms’.

There is a common view that all young people are drinking and taking drugs and this is often exaggerated by the media. The reality is that less than a tenth of all young people in Darlington regularly drink alcohol or get drunk and even fewer take drugs.

The survey has been offered to all Secondary Schools in Darlington for a number of many years and this year children from Year 5 and 6 of Primary Schools have completed the survey.