Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 14:50

Richard Larouche is a Doctoral student in Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa. His article, in the latest issue of Education and Health, asks the question, "Are today's children fit and active?" Twenty two years ago, Armstrong (1989) reported that "Children are fit, but not active!" He described the physical activity level of over 300 British youths aged 11 to 15 years old, as measured by heart rate monitors. The participants were as fit as the first children that were tested in laboratory settings 50 years before.

Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 14:39

The latest issue of Education and Health journal (29:2) has been published.

This issue contains an eclectic mix of articles about young people and their health related behaviour.

Some articles are available to read online.

Follow this link


Friday, June 10, 2011 - 14:51

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I should caution that these data have nothing like the scope of the primary survey, being drawn from a smaller collection of schools over a longer period of time.  But as was said before, the point of the surveys is to prompt local discussion and local action. 

Friday, June 10, 2011 - 14:46

No, not me... I just came across a table in my papers that I have always enjoyed looking at, and thought I'd share it.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 07:10

Each month you can receive Internet links to some of the latest research about young people's health related behaviour.

Follow this link to find research about 11-16 year olds...

For links to research about 5-11 and 16+ year olds follow this link...




Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 13:16

Each month SHEU compile lists of Internet links to research about young people and their health related behaviour.

Visit the archives - grouped under topic and age group.


Monday, May 23, 2011 - 09:12

Feedback from clients is just one of the items featured in our most recent SHEUNews.
Another comment is, "The survey data for (us) are very useful ... This is especially important when evaluating the impact of interventions regarding alcohol or other areas...".

Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 08:08

"The relationship between depression level and smoking motives in college smokers."

One example from new research on the Internet about health issues relating to young people (16+ year olds).

Please follow this link to find more research links about 16+ year olds


Tell colleagues to visit the other SHEU research resources (about 5-11) and (about 11-16) yr. olds.


Friday, May 13, 2011 - 15:55

We've been using postcards for many years as a way of attracting attention to our survey and research services. The postcards use several illustrations from Brighton-based designer Karen Donnelly   They remain very popular and have enabled thousands of people to join our research emailing services and discover more about SHEU surveys.

Friday, May 6, 2011 - 12:50

We have great pleasure in announcing that the archive of ‘Education and Health’  articles has been put online:
The journal was first published in 1983 and the archive is up-to-date (as of Spring 2011) and you can read any of the articles for free as a PDF*. We hope search engines will be able to index the PDFs in their usual manner, and enable you to search the articles on all our web pages; meanwhile, you can search on any word or name you wish. 


Comments about SHEU

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

Prof Ted Wragg, 1938-2005

"We have never consulted our young people like this before. The survey makes a great contribution to our 'best value' planning." Sports Development Officer

Sports Development Officer

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

Health Education Adviser

I just wanted to write and tell you how much I enjoyed your talk at last week's conference.

Chief Executive, substance use charity

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your work regarding writing and compiling the sex education survey. The survey was well executed and the schools have found their individual reports very helpful. The results of the survey have enabled the Local Campaign Group to justify the need for young men's campaigns and given us invaluable insight as to the thoughts and experiences of this target group."

Teenage Pregnancy Strategy Manager

"The data for (us) are very useful ... This is especially important when evaluating the impact of interventions regarding alcohol or other areas, as the survey data are likely to provide an earlier indication than routine data sources."

Specialist Registrar in Public Health

"Our use of the Health-Related Behaviour Questionnaire was commended as part of our accreditation for the National Healthy Schools Scheme." Headteacher

"The Health Related Behaviour Survey is an incredibly useful resource for (us) as it provides schools, with invaluable data which can inform curriculum content, methods of lesson delivery and empower schools to better meet the needs of their pupils."

Health Education Advisor

Any comments on specific survey questions that may have caused difficulty?
All questions are clearly worded and easy to answer

Class teacher

Thank you for following up with schools the comments that caused concern. It is very sad to hear that some of our children have these thoughts and feelings and I am so grateful that you were able to make the schools aware of this so that they can attempt to offer some support.

This is another reason why I am so pleased that we have been able to work with you to offer this survey.

Health and Wellbeing Adviser