Recent blog posts on the SHEU website

Thu, 2013-10-10 10:11

To receive a #SHEUres email with links to research about young people's health and wellbeing please visit this link
 
"Can use of healthcare services among 15–16-year-olds predict an increased level of high school dropout?" is one of the research links about young people provided by SHEU.
 
To read the above research and discover more please visit this link

Thu, 2013-09-26 10:31

The latest issue of the journal Education and Health 31:3, 2013 contains an eclectic mix of articles including -

Should we be giving children choices about their health: Engaging University students in complex health questions?
Louise Croft, Luis Gracia-Marco and Richard Winsley. Published September 2013.
The above follows an earlier article -
Should we be giving children choices about their health?
Louise Croft, Luis Gracia-Marco, Judy Hargadon and Richard Winsley. Published December 2012.
 

Mon, 2013-09-09 11:57

The September issue of SHEUNEWS shows how SHEU surveys are supporting local authorities to reduce risky behaviour among teenagers ...
 
"Findings from the recent survey show that schools, the local authority and its partners have made great strides over the last three years in:

Wed, 2013-09-04 16:20

From the early 1980s, SHEU have asked children and young people questions about visiting the doctor.
 
Responses from over 400,000 12-15 year olds cover issues about frequency of visits and feeling at ease ...
 
Fewer young people are now feeling at ease when visiting the doctor
 
 

Tue, 2013-09-03 11:00

Ten years ago, I thought we would be doing everything online by now!

But I fairly often get told something like:

"There's 2 year groups to get through, 6 classes each, so we need to book the IT suite for 12 slots, and it's already booked up, and the classes are 30 but the IT suite has just 25 computers, 24 of which work... Just send us a parcel of questionnaire booklets, and we can do it all in one morning!"

Thu, 2013-08-15 09:54

False ... but almost right - 96% 10-11 year old boys (n=9445) and 98% 10-11 year old girls (n=9271) say they have never smoked at all.
 
If that grabs your attention then find more here
 
 
 

Mon, 2013-07-29 16:17

In order to help journalists and others find some good news about young people's health and wellbeing, we have highlighted some via the following link ...
 
/content/page/good-news-sheu-local
 
 

Tue, 2013-07-16 12:00

Welcome to the latest links from #SHEUres to research about 16+ year olds.
 
"I know of no other similar way of quickly accessing research for children and young people across disciplines and sectors."  Lecturer
 
Included in the list -
Is There an Association between Casual Sex and Mental Health among Emerging Adults?
Does being overweight impede academic attainment?
Mental Health and Education Decisions
 

Fri, 2013-07-05 10:21

The report, Young People into 2013, from the Schools Health Education Unit, contains over 100 health-related behaviour questions and answers. Several questions are about sleep. This year we have continued to try and find links between questions. For example, when asked about how many hours of sleep they had ‘last night’, the more sleep 14-15 year old girls get they are less likely to: ‘want to lose weight’; worry ‘a lot’; and ‘feel afraid of going to school due to bullying.

Fri, 2013-07-05 09:14

SHEU's latest 'Young People into 2013' report captures the attitudes of young people and, in particular, the changes seen from the primary to the secondary stage of pupils’ education. Despite the attention, drawn by some of the media, to extremes of young people’s behaviour, this report presents a more balanced view. For example, more 10-11 year old boys, than any of the other groups, continue to assess themselves as ‘very fit’ but perceived fitness, from youngsters aged 10-15 years, continues to decline both in boys and girls.