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Monday, January 5, 2015 - 16:17

A growing number of studies are being conducted to establish whether the uptake of e-cigarettes is also occurring among those under the age of 18 ... link to some studies ... http://tinyurl.com/kdpp42d

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 10:00

Volume 32 Number 2, 2014.
Supporting the wellbeing of girls
Obesity and insurance status among students in a Job Corps vocational education and training programme

Drug and alcohol needs assessment with young people

Readiness to change drinking behaviour among heavy-drinking university students in England

Healthy Schools London: A School’s Case Study

Practical tips for teaching mindfulness to children and adolescents in school-based settings

Friday, May 30, 2014 - 15:35

Join the list to receive links to research about C&YP H&WB : possibly one of the best - or certainly highly recommended - free resource - ever ... /res

Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 15:47

Walking ... 

SHEU ask young people many questions about their health and wellbeing including sports and activities they do outside school.

'Walking' usually appears at the top of the top ten list [chosen from a list of around 40 items].

12-15 yr olds and their favourite sports/activities outside school [Young People into 2013 p75-77]

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 12:59

" 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. " Head of PSHE/Student Health & Welfare

 

Follow the link for free resources

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Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 16:05

Lots of links to research about 5-11 yr olds health and wellbeing from #SHEUres

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 14:49

Another free resource from the Schools Health Education Unit
 
Sign up to receive regular updates to research about children and young people's health and wellbeing - #SHEUres
 
 
 
 

Monday, March 17, 2014 - 16:34

A school, involved with the Health-Related Behaviour Questionnaire (HRBQ) from the Schools Health Education Unit (SHEU), have been able to reassure their pupils, staff, parents and governors following a recent media report.

A newspaper article reported on anxiety-related disorders that can affect teenage girls. Using hard data from their own HRBQ, the school could compare their results with a wider sample.

Friday, March 14, 2014 - 16:28

Self-esteem, research, children and young people - another free resource from Schools Health Education Unit - links from #SHEUres

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Comments about SHEU

"The Unit is to be congratulated in preparing ... material of the highest standard and worthy of wide dissemination." National Association for Environmental Education

National Association for Environmental Education

"The survey reports have been used to inform commissioning at specific commissioning groups. They are also being used within our Extended Schools Clusters and to inform The Annual Public Health and the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment." Programme Manager - 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

"We would like to take part in the next ECM survey. We have found the data produced invaluable for supporting evidence in our SEF etc."

School Vice Principal

"As a Deputy Head in a large secondary school I was involved in taking part in a city wide health and wellbeing survey over a period of six years. Completing the survey every two years grew in importance year on year, with the final cycle having a major impact on our SDP, PHSE curriculum, Ofsted outcomes and governor understanding.
Over the six year period we moved from a small sample in two tutor groups filling in a paper survey to two year groups completing an online survey. The reports produced give graphical analysis of a wide range of issues. As a result of the survey we increased the number of PSHE workshop days for students to address issues such as smoking, drug and alcohol awareness, anti-bullying workshops. The surveys helped Governors make a positive informed decision to allow Brook Advisory Clinic nurses on site to support students.
As a result of taking part and using the evidence provided we were able to offer more support for students which had a direct impact on improved attendance and outcomes."

Deputy Head Secondary School

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

"Thank you very much, David, for another excellent survey.  We look forward to receiving our reports."

Healthy Schools Co-ordinator

I would be extremely interested to see the results as I know how useful this information has been to the other schools in the
borough

Headteacher

"I really appreciate the professional service which SHEU offers.  We have had a great experience working with Angela on the school surveys." 

Health Improvement Specialist

"You have often stood alone against the media who were often looking for the sensational headline. I have noticed an important change: the media now look out for and report very fairly and fully on the reports from the team." 
Tributes from a Health Education Advisor to John Balding, presented at his retirement lunch, May 2005

Health Education Advisor