End Stigma Surrey Survey Privacy Notice


  • Name of service: Public Health
  • Directorate: Public Health Reform
  • Date of issue: 15 October 2021
  • Date of current version: 15 October 2021
  • Review date: 15 October 2024


The reasons why we use your personal data

This privacy notice applies to Public Health, which seeks to undertake the End Stigma Surrey survey.

What processing of personal data is undertaken by the service?

Public Health will collect information on the extent and nature of mental health related stigma and discrimination experienced by people directly and indirectly, for example by carers. This will help Public Health to know where they most need to target and focus the commissioned anti-stigma programme and will help to measure improvements and reductions in stigma and discrimination.

Personal data will be obtained from those individuals wishing to contribute to a focus group and be involved in the work of the anti-stigma programme. This will be collected via two optional questions at the end of the survey located on Surrey Says.

Aggregated results will be shared at an anonymous level in the form of reports from the results of the survey and focus groups respectively.

What information do we collect?

In order to contact you about details of the focus groups and ways you can get involved in the anti-stigma programme, we will collect:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Phone number

We collect your expressions and opinions relating to mental health related stigma and discrimination where you choose to share these in the focus group discussions.

An ID survey number is generated and disclosed to the individual on completion of the survey in case you have an enquiry and wish to get in touch with the project team about your response.

How we are allowed to use your personal data

To process your personal data, we will explain to you what we are asking you to agree to and why. If we have consent to use your personal data, you have the right to remove it at any time. If you want to remove your consent, please contact us at the following email address public.health@surreycc.gov.uk and we will deal with your request.

Who we share your personal data with

Your personal information at an identifiable level is only shared within the Project Team of Surrey County Council and with the anti-stigma programme provider, if you are participating in the focus group or the anti-stigma programme.

Retention of data

Personal data will be retained for a period of at least seven years to enable survey comparison with different providers. Contact details will be retained for up to three years.

Other information

For further information on our privacy notices, please see information and privacy.