“The act of sourcing, evaluating and analysing secondary sources can realise great insights for decision-makers. It is also vital to successful problem diagnosis, sample planning and collection of primary data.” (Malhotra & Birks, 2006)
I have collected a variety of trustworthy and reliable secondary sources to help me understand and engage with my problem space on a deeper level. I have mapped the data collected in order to analyse and interpret it, identifying patterns and categories that emerge with the aim to focus my research question (brief).
- 18-24 years old are most affected by mental health issues.
- 1 in 4 people suffer from mental illness at some point in their life
- Social media apps can be used to help rather than harm if used appropriately.
- Mental health stigma is still extremely high > partly due to a lack of understanding and ignorance.
- NHS doesn’t have enough funding to help tackle mental illness.
- Mental health is just as important as physical health.
- Anxiety disorders will affect someone at some point in their life > often without realising.
From my research, I have discovered that Anxiety Disorders are the most common in the UK. That being said I do not think content and the effort to raise awareness has been significant enough. This is a topic that I will explore further.
Caraballo, J. E. (2017). What ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Theory Teaches Us About Social Anxiety. Talkspace Therapist. Retrieved from https://www.talkspace.com/blog/2017/03/big-bang-theory-theory-teaches-us-social-anxiety/
Malhotra, N. K., Birks, D. F. (2006). Marketing Research: An Applied Approach (3rd ed.). Essex: Prentice Hall.