Friday, October 19, 2012 - 14:58

Dr David Regis, SHEU's Research Manager, has been examining some data from the report "Young People into 2012".
For details follow this link

Friday, October 12, 2012 - 13:06

SHEUBytes Water is a nugget of information about young people and drinking water.

CLICK on logo to read SHEUBytes Water
David McGeorge

Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 13:45

Once in awhile SHEU, the Schools and Students Health Education Unit, produce a SHEUNews.

CLICK on logo to read the LATEST SHEUNews : OCTOBER 2012 (pdf)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 16:05

SHEU has provided a literature search resource about young people, sleep problems and school management. Resource link

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 14:55

The latest issue of the journal Education and Health (E&H) contains an eclectic mix of articles.
There are several looking at young people's lack of sleep and school management including an overview of the later start times movement in the US and Australian school-based work. There is also the SHEU Literature Search resource.
Education and Health is an open access journal - LATEST ISSUE

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 11:22

Dr Katja Joronen's article, published in the latest issue of Education and Health, reports on the effect of a school-based drama programme on the social and emotional wellbeing of primary school children in Finland. To read the article, follow this link.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 11:09

Paula Booth's article, published in the latest issue of Education and Health, addresses a gap in the literature on the effects of water supplementation on visual attention and motor performance in schoolchildren. To read the article, follow this link.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 10:40

Tal-Chen Rabinowitch's article, published in the latest issue of Education and Health, presents an approach to strengthening empathy through recurring sessions of musical group interaction. To read the article, follow this link.

Friday, September 21, 2012 - 15:25

Professor Mark D. Griffiths' article, published in the latest issue of Education and Health, provides an overview of research into children and adolescents' access to online gambling activities using digital devices. To read the article, follow this link.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 11:24

Since 1983 SHEU have published the quarterly journal Education and Health.
E&H is now available as an open access online journal.
Not only can you view the journal for free, you can also read all the past issues.
The journal regularly attracts contributions from around the world and we welcome new contributors.
Articles can be up to 3000 words.
Forthcoming and recent titles include:


Comments about SHEU

"Every school involved in the National Healthy School programme should start with an HRBQ survey." Health Education Co-ordinator

Health Education Co-ordinator

"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

Any comments on specific survey questions that may have caused difficulty? No problems. My children were fully briefed before the survey and they understood that they could miss questions if they did not want to answer them. We did not have any children with any concerns regarding the survey at all.

Any comments on the use of the web site? No it was easy to use.

Any general comments on the exercise? The children really enjoyed completing the survey, It has lead to many positive discussions about our health and how we all have slightly different experiences and home lives.

Class teacher

"The children found the survey very interesting and enjoyed doing it." Class Teacher

Class teacher

"We are planning next year's programmes around this information." Health Education Adviser

Health Education Adviser

 “The (SHEU survey) helped us to prioritise where we needed to be in terms of PSHE education. We delivered assemblies based on the evidence as well as curriculum development, and dealt with whole school issues – particularly in regard to pastoral care. The answers received to the question on the survey “Who are you most likely to approach if you needed help” worried staff as “teacher” was not a popular answer. Subsequently the staff asked themselves why this had happened and what needed to be done to address the issue. There was more emphasis on wider aspects of PSHE education delivery, which needed more attention.

To summarise, the (SHEU survey) allows the PSHE department to assess the impact of teaching and learning and modify future lessons accordingly. It allows our school to look at whole school issues such as the extent to which the pastoral care system is meeting the needs of our pupils. It helps us to do need analysis of our pupils. It helps to provide important evidence for SEF / the extent to which we are meeting wellbeing indicators / National Healthy School standards.”  

Secondary School Head

"Brilliant - thank you Angela. As always you and your team are so proficient at getting our requests dealt with so promptly - it is a real pleasure to work with such a great organisation."

Health Improvement Adviser

We were all very impressed with the spreadsheet and can see that an incredible amount of work has gone into creating this!

Health Improvement Specialist

"Many thanks for all of the fantastic information that you have sent to me over the years, it has really helped me to plan relevant courses for my students to follow and to help me to focus on the needs of the students I teach."

PSHE teacher

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