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‘Out in the Field’: Developing guidance for community based sex and relationships education in Wales

In the latest issue of Eduction and Health (31:1), Adam Jones and Melanie Gadd describe developing guidance for community based sex and relationships education in Wales including the FPA project Jiwsi that delivers targeted SRE to groups of vulnerable young people under 25 years of age in community settings throughout North Wales.
Read the article via this link

Cannabis, marijuana children and young people #PSHE #DRUGS

Millions of questionnaires from SHEU have been completed by young people since the Unit was founded in 1977. We have the answers to thousands of questions.
 
In 2011 we showed that about 1 in 5 pupils in Year 10 (14-15 yr. olds) had tried at least one drug with up to 11% of Year 10 pupils reporting they tried cannabis. However, figures from 1986 show a declining trend - from around 2003 - of those who report taking cannabis
 

SHEUBytes : Do 41%, 51% or 61% of 12-15 yr olds report visiting their GP in the past 3 months?

Millions of questionnaires from SHEU have been completed by pupils since the Unit was founded in 1977.
We have the answers to thousands of questions.
 
SHEUBytes are nuggets of information supplemented with Internet links
Do 41%, 51% or 61% of 12-15 yr olds report visiting their GP in the past 3 months? The answer is in this link

SHEU food data: fruit vegetables 5-a-day young people children school surveys

SHEU food data: fruit, vegetables, 5-a-day, young people, children and school surveys 
 
Since 1977, SHEU has been talking to young people, about their health and wellbeing.
Results from the HRBQ are used by health and education authorities to inform their planning.
Over one million young people have responded to the HRBQ.
 
Please follow the link for what young people say about food, vegetables and 5-a-day
 

What plausibly affects plausibility? is not answered in the new health and wellbeing links about 16+ year olds from SHEU

What plausibly affects plausibility? - a paper by Louise Connell and Mark T. Keane (Memory & Cognition 2004, 32 (2), 185-197) - is not included in the latest health and wellbeing research news about 16+ year olds from SHEU.
 
To find links about Food, Drugs, RSE, Exercise, Education, Lifestyle and Health - please click here

Research News from SHEU about 16+ yr olds and Relationships Sex and Education

Some of the latest research links from SHEU about 16+ year olds and relationships sex and education can be seen here and can be read via the link at the bottom of this page.
 
- Young Adults' Attitudes Toward Polygamous Marriage as a Function of Gender, Attitudes Toward Same-Sex Marriage, and Other Sociopersonality Constructs (pdf).
- Sexual concurrency among young African American women (pdf).
- Beliefs underlying chlamydia risk appraisals: the relationship with young adults’ intentions to use condoms.

Evaluation of a sex education lesson on chlamydia : 1 of over 50 research links about 11-16 year olds from SHEU

Evaluation of a sex education lesson on chlamydia to see whether it increases the likelihood that young adults will use condoms - just one of the research links about 11-16 year olds available here

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Comments about SHEU

I've just spent a really interesting half an hour reading through our ...survey (report). Always food for thought and a good way to look at how we can improve.

Headteacher

"...the most comprehensive health education survey."

Daily Telegraph

"The system works and I find quite a lot of it useful in my work. I've also recommended it to others."

Teenage Pregnancy Manager

I think the HRBQ is an absolutely wonderful, informative tool and I am keen to really encourage schools/other relevant partners (as appropriate) to utilise this invaluable data to encourage voice of the child, and subsequently contribute to shaping priorities and services.

Senior Health Improvement Practitioner (Children and Young People)

"SHEU data proved the best source of the kind of information we were looking for (...) to provide research support to the National Healthy Schools Programme." 

Department of Health

"The Unit produces an invaluable body of knowledge... providing exceptional information across time and throughout the country." Kelloggs

Kelloggs

"Many thanks for a major contribution to the health of children in the UK and elsewhere over many years and putting in place the continuation of the Unit." Tribute from a Director of Public Health to John Balding, presented at his retirement lunch, May 2005

Director of Public Health

"The Unit has a unique historical and contemporary archive of young people." Prof. Ted Wragg 1938-2005

Prof Ted Wragg, 1938-2005

"The Schools Health Education Unit has been a unique inspiration to all of us. For me, as I have worked in the many different areas of the NHS, the SHEU, its principles and your determination have always been a cornerstone in what a health promoting service should be about."
PCT Performance Manager paying tribute to John Balding, presented at his retirement lunch, May 2005

PCT Performance Manager

At the time, the results were very useful and the feedback report very useful and insightful. Significant changes will occur in our schools health and wellbeing provision next year and conducting another survey will certainly help me to ensure I am planning effectively for the needs of our pupils.

Head of Health and Wellbeing