November 2011

Young people, smoking and the influence of lessons

New research conducted on behalf of Department of Health reveals the anti-smoking attitudes of children.

PSHE lessons in school are usually the place where pupils find out information about many health issues including smoking.  The PSHE Association rightly point to the good work being done in PSHE to achieve this result.
http://www.pshe-association.org.uk/news_detail.aspx?ID=1228

Young people in the news

I was in Guernsey yesterday talking with press, politicians and other movers and shakers about a largely positive survey of parents and carers:

http://sheu.org.uk/content/page/guernsey-parents-and-carers-survey-2011

It included, as it happens, some questions about how young people are portrayed in the news media.  When I arrived, my host Alun Williams showed me a wince-making news story that we feared might come up in questions:

http://www.barnardos.org.uk/news_and_events/media_centre/press_releases....

"Students and mental health" - from the SHEU research resource

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"Students and mental health" appeared in October on the NHS Health News website. The authors analysed a report by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.