Saturday, June 9, 2007 - 12:58
We were saddened to learn of the death of Vanessa Cooper.
Vanessa was such a warm and positive personality. Our thoughts are with her family, of course. She will also be greatly missed by the wider group of people who knew her in the PSHE community.
Friday, March 9, 2007 - 12:57
A record breaking year for SHEU. We have worked with over two dozen local authorities or PCTs who carried out surveys in 2006. The combined figures from our online and paper-based healthy lifestyle surveys have nearly doubled our previous record total of over 54,000 in 2000. There are a number of reasons why we are seeing more young people being surveyed. Results of our local surveys are compared with SHEU's unique databanks drawn from a broader locality. The commissioning authority is provided with a powerful resource for planning health improvement programmes.
Thursday, March 1, 2007 - 12:54
The first UK National Healthy Colleges conference took place February 27th. SHEU presented the results of the online survey with 6th Form and FE Colleges and discussing how colleges can use the data to inform their healthy college programmes. Another development over the past 14 months has been the steady increase in the number of people joining the monthly Healthy Student News email. One recent addition to the digest about young people's health and behaviour presented research into sexual behaviour.
Monday, January 1, 2007 - 12:53
SHEU is 30 this year, having been established in St.Luke's School of Education (now part of the University of Exeter) in 1977.
Friday, November 17, 2006 - 12:51
SHEU was sorry to learn of the death of Major-General Sir John Acland who died today. Sir John was on the Advisory Board of the SHEU in the early years when it was based at Exeter University and funded by the then Health Education Authority. Some of the most exciting work I have done with young people involved the evaluation of a video, "The Extra Guest", Sir John presented to us. The video was about the effect of alcohol at a teenage party.
Tuesday, August 22, 2006 - 12:47
SHEU have been publishing from our accumulated databanks in our 'Young People in...' series since 1986, and more recently in our 'Trends' series. We have been offering a little 'health warning' with these reports, as follows:
Each year we produce a report in the Young People series, and however careful we are to describe the populations involved in the surveys, the total picture is often referred to by the media as ‘national data’.
Wednesday, August 9, 2006 - 12:49
"The Health Secretary, Patricia Hewitt, is asking the Treasury to raise the tax on alcopops and other alcoholic drinks favoured by teenagers to price them beyond the reach of young people's earnings or pocket money. Ms Hewitt said there was a real problem of binge drinking among young people which resulted in them 'ending up in the casualty department of hospitals because they are drunk'. However, the Treasury said that her idea was 'not a runner' and pointed out that after a decision in the 2002 budget, alcopops were now taxed at the same rate as spirits."
Sunday, August 6, 2006 - 14:48
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Monday, April 10, 2006 - 12:45
BODY IMAGE AND THE MEDIA
We have known for a long while that "the way you look" is the most common worry for young women aged 14-15 years of age in our UK surveys. We also know that around 60% of girls in this group want to lose weight, which, whatever the obesity statistics are like, is far more than might need to lose weight for medical reasons (indeed, we would expect teenagers to put on weight all the time they are growing). Even some underweight teenagers say they want to lose weight.
Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 12:42
There has been a recent local crackdown on young people drinking in public (TEEN DRINKERS IN CRACKDOWN)
We are often asked to comment on young people's drinking.
It must be noted that for the young people in our survey,
* most drinking is in moderate quantities
* most drinking is done at home with knowledge if not approval of parents