Life @ 25+ questionnaire
This questionnaire is for completion by the original cohort participant, born between 1990 and 1993.
The data you provide will be available to approved researchers across the world and will help in answering important questions on human development, health and disease.
Please remember that your answers to all these questions are confidential and will be processed using a unique ID number. All your personal details will be removed by Children of the 90s staff and researchers will not be able to link your answers back to you. Your data will only be shared with approved researchers for research that has been approved by Children of the 90s. This questionnaire has been approved by the Children of the 90s ethics and law committee.
Answering the questions
This year we have a lot of questions about mental health, mood and communication skills. This means that some questions may seem very similar to each other. This is because the combination of answers gives a clearer picture than one single answer. There may be questions that seem a bit strange or don't apply to you because they are about specific feelings or problems. We would be very grateful if you answered all the questions but we understand if there are some that you prefer not to answer or are unable to answer. Please just leave these questions blank. There are no right or wrong answers.
Help with completing the questionnaire
If you need help to complete this questionnaire, please contact us (details on the back page) and we will make the necessary arrangements. If you do not wish to complete this questionnaire, please leave it blank and return it to us in the prepaid envelope provided so we will know not to send you any reminders.
New tasks for this questionnaire
There are a couple of interesting new parts to the questionnaire this year. Once you have completed your own questionnaire, we would like you to ask a partner or friend to answer sections E and H about you too. You will not see their answers and they will not see yours. We have included some more information about this at the end of the questionnaire.
Then, we will also ask you to complete two online tasks to measure your reaction time and mental agility. This involves clicking on a link to a website run by a company that we have employed to set up and run these tasks. As with all Children of the 90s activity, these data will be anonymous and confidential. The company will not have access to your personal details or any other information you have given Children of the 90s over the years. They will only be able to record your performance in the tasks. More information is included at the start of the tasks themselves.
Shopping voucher thank you
Thank you for taking the time to complete this questionnaire and its additional sections. To say thanks for taking part, we’ll send you a £10 shopping voucher which you can spend online or on the high street.
Whether you return your questionnaire complete or incomplete, we will also enter you into a prize draw to win one of three iPad tablets. Because we are asking you to do more than usual we also have an extra prize draw for the friend questionnaire, with voucher prizes of £100, £50 and £20 each for both you and your friend if you both take part.
There is also another prize draw with the same prizes if you decide to complete the online cognitive tasks! There are more details at the end of the questionnaire. To be entered into the prize draws we must have received your questionnaires/tasks by 5pm on 28th February 2018.
The following organisations offer support on some of the issues raised in this questionnaire.
Your local GP
We always recommend that you speak to your GP (doctor) if you have any concerns about your health. Find your local GP services at www.nhs.uk/service-search
The Samaritans (emotional support for everyone)
Telephone: 116 123 (24 hours)
Mind (advice and support for anyone with a mental health problem)
Telephone: 0300 123 3393 (9 am to 6 pm, Monday to Friday)
Coping with bereavement
For information and services near you, visit the NHS Choices website.
Off the Record Bristol (free counselling and support on anxiety, depression, anger and self-harm for people under 25)
Telephone: 0808 808 9120
Text: 07896 880 011
Child Bereavement UK (supports families when a baby or child dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement)
Telephone: 0800 02 88840
The LGBT Foundation (advice, support and information for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and transvestite people)
Telephone: 0345 330 3030
GamCare (free and confidential support, information and advice on problem gambling)
Telephone: 0808 8020 133
The Mix (free, confidential advice on any issue for people under 25)
Telephone: 0808 808 4994 (1 pm to 11pm every day)
BEAT (the UK’s eating disorder charity)
Telephone: 0345 634 1414