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Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 09:11

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

Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 09:31

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

Monday, September 9, 2013 - 10:57

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:

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 15:20

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
 
 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 10:00

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!"

Also, the best-laid plans of a school can oft gang agley because of power failure, sulky networks, flooding, winter vomiting, or ...

Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 08:54

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
 
 
 

Monday, July 29, 2013 - 15:17

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 ...
 
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Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 11:00

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
 
To find the links CLICK HERE
 

Friday, July 5, 2013 - 09:21

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.
To read more click this link

Friday, July 5, 2013 - 08:14

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.

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Comments about SHEU

"This is amazing! Thank you." (school report)

Headteacher

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

Prof Ted Wragg, 1938-2005

"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

"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

"I have valued greatly the work I have done with the team in Exeter, it has been a highlight of my years here." Health Promotion Specialist

Health Promotion Specialist

"Thanks for presenting the survey to local schools this morning, I just wanted to thank you for such interesting and thought-provoking information.  
I’m really glad we were able to take part - the information (particularly headline data and differences) will support us to have some really interesting questions with the Year group as a whole about the sense they’re making of this; what they think it might mean in terms of changes they might make, and what they need to support them in this."

Deputy Headteacher

"On behalf of all the health promoters in Scotland I would like to say a big thank to you and your colleagues for your excellent work over the years. This includes not only your survey work but your role as a visiting examiner in Scotland and adviser on course development."
Tribute from a Health Commissioner to John Balding, presented at his retirement lunch, May 2005

Health Commissioner

I've just spent a really interesting half an hour reading through our ...survey (report). Always food for thought and a good way to look at how we can improve.

Headteacher

"Your work in developing the Health Related Behaviour Survey was ground breaking and has continued to evolve." Tribute from a Director of Public Health to John Balding, presented at his retirement lunch, May 2005

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

Chief Executive, substance use charity