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Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 14:02

The Schools Health Education Unit [SHEU] is an independent research unit that has been working with young people and with education and health professionals since 1977.  We have developed expertise in providing reliable baseline data for local needs assessment to inform plans in health, education and care. We work with Public Health and Children’s Services across the UK. Millions of questions have been answered by youngsters. The resulting databanks provide a unique historical and contemporary archive of young people.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 14:22

#SHEUres links to research about Exercise Sport Physical Activity PE and 5-11, 11-16 and 16plus year olds

Follow this link to the Exercise Research Archive

 

PLUS link to ...

SHEU Literature search: Physical Activity and Academic Achievement (updated)

 

 

Friday, December 13, 2013 - 09:47

SRE - Not yet good enough: Can scripts bridge the training gap? is a new artilce in the latest issue of the Education and Health journal
 
PLUS follow this link to research about C&YP SRE RSE
 
 

Friday, December 13, 2013 - 09:17

The latest issue of the Education and Health journal has 3 articles from
Leila Harris, Glyn Owen, Tim Baker and Nicholas Shelley
about food and healthy eating in primary schools
 
PLUS get links to research about children and young people and food

Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 13:57

Articles from the Education and Health journal latest issue 31:4
 

An evaluation in UK schools of a classroom-based physical activity programme - TAKE 10! ®: A qualitative analysis of the teachers' perspective

 

SHAHRP: School Health and Alcohol Harm Reduction Project ­ Developments in Australia and the UK

 

Adolescent gambling via social networking sites: A brief overview

 

Food for thought

 

Charlton Manor’s Food Journey

 

Teaching cooking at Ashton Vale Primary

 

Monday, December 9, 2013 - 10:10

The Schools Health Education Unit have a 145 page pdf for your school library use that includes:
Answers, from over 68000 10-15 year olds, to questions about a range of their health-related lifestyle behaviours
Bookmarks to each section with
Links to each page with
External links to relevant websites about young people's health and wellbeing
There is also the facility to print the black and white publication.
Cost £20 - see example pages

Monday, November 25, 2013 - 10:36

Presentations from the Conference  (some about young people)
Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED) Conference. Inspiring Change: Person and Context
Published by the Journal of Eating Disorders
 

Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 09:48

Each year the Schools Health Education Unit (SHEU)
supports surveys in hundreds of communities nation wide.

We also provide free resources
 
 

Monday, November 18, 2013 - 11:44

Links, from #SHEUres, to research about self-esteem, children and young people

SHEU's latest list of Internet links (many to full articles) that is not definitive - please let us know about other links that you think are helpful (links to pdf/full text if available).

2014

Pages

Comments about SHEU

"Many thanks to SHEU for your excellent professional support over the years."

PSHE teacher

"We use the data to inform whole school practice: Pastoral programmes for target groups of pupils; Items for discussion with School Council; Information to help us achieve the Healthy School gold standard; To develop and dicuss with pupils our Anti-Bullying Policy; Targeted whole class sessions with the Police Community Support Officers; To share pupil perceptions of all aspects of their school life with parents, staff and governers." 

Learning Mentor

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

"The credit goes to you for the fabulous information the survey yields!"

Assistant Director Schools and SEN

"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

“(The SHEU survey) was very, very useful. It gave us reassurance we weren’t missing a trick. For example not many pupils in the sample year groups were taking illegal drugs, which re-enforced our opinions. But the survey also raised issues and flagged some things up. We discovered that some of our girls weren’t eating enough – the percentage of girls in our school not eating lunch the day before the survey was higher than the county average. There were other concerns too, specifically around cigarettes, alcohol and attendance.
The school used this data and took a number of actions to address it. More female peer mentors were put in place and the school asked NEXUS (the Extended Schools service) for help, so they developed a programme for girls which addressed their eating patterns, healthy eating, sex education and self-esteem issues.
We ran an anti-bullying group for Year 9 as a preventative measure, based upon data provided by our current Year 10 students.
The travel data revealed that a high number of pupils took the car to school so we involved the BIKE-IT scheme who ran assemblies, brought in their bikes (including one with a pedal-powered smoothie maker!), and raised awareness of health and green issues.
The information about how happy the students were with their lives raised some concerns as far fewer girls were as happy as the boys, so work was done around developing aspirations, role-models and self-esteem."        
 

Deputy Head, Secondary School

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

Class teacher

...our analyst here in Public Health- is beside himself with excitement about all the juicy data pouring in...he can't wait to get his hands on it!!!!
He is happier than I have seen him for years.

Public Health Principal

"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

"Within the curriculum, we are part of the Healthy Schools programme - and the local, Director of Public Health Award. We cover many facets of health from emotional intelligence to safety education and our very strong, Anti-Bullying and Child Protection programmes. You can imagine our delight when the Local Authority and our school nurse made the following comments after we took part in the regional Schools Health Education Unit Survey: " Head Teacher.
“This was an amazing set of outcomes and really good evidence that (your school) is doing a wonderful job in prioritizing the health and well-being of its pupils … Well done to staff, governors and parents for all your work on this through the Director of Public Health award and other strategies. It is very clear that pupils feel happy, safe and involved at the school and your caring ethos shines through this data.”
Healthy Schools Coorduinator.

 

Headteacher & Healthy Schools Coordinator