Recent blog posts on the SHEU website

Fri, 2013-04-05 14:30

Recent item added to the links to research news about 11-16 year olds :
Can the provision of games equipment at school break time increase the physical activity levels of adolescents? Alice Carter and Adam Evans.
To find all the links please click here

Thu, 2013-03-28 14:01

Do television and electronic games predict children's psychosocial adjustment? Longitudinal research using the UK Millennium Cohort Study.
Research from Dr Alison Parkes et al.

Mon, 2013-03-25 11:36

Welcome to the latest links to research about 11-16 year olds and .. Food .. Drugs .. RSE ..Education ..Exercise.
Included in this list of over 80 links -
Maternal education, home environments, and the development of children and adolescents.
Don't tell me what I should do, but what others do ...fruit consumption in adolescents.
‘Once upon a time I used to be active’ ... adolescent girls.
To find the links CLICK HERE

Fri, 2013-03-22 11:51

In the recent issue of Education and Health, (2013, 31:1), there are a number of articles about mental health issues and young people. Contributors, from around the world, comment on a paper from Canada that evaluated a campaign to improve awareness and attitudes of young people towards mental health issues (Livingston et al., 2012). One of the commentators, Paula Lavis, writes that, "The stigma associated with mental health can have a profound impact on young people.

Thu, 2013-03-21 15:46

Professor Mark D. Griffiths and Dr Mike Sutton, in the latest issue of Education and Health, write about the Crime Substitution Hypothesis. Their article briefly examines the extent to which popular youth activity (namely video gaming and social networking) may be having an effect on youth offending and victimization.
To read the article please follow this link

Thu, 2013-03-21 15:26

Alastair Sharp is Deputy Director, Samaritans, Hong Kong and Associate Professor, Department of English, Lingnan University, Hong Kong. Alastair, writing in the latest issue of Education and Health, describes the mounting evidence that examination and assessment pressures have caused a rise in mental health problems in some countries and that this may be a growing contributive factor in increasing suicidal behaviour among young people.
To read the article follow this link


Thu, 2013-03-21 15:20

In the latest issue of Eduction and Health (31:1), Adam Jones and Melanie Gadd describe developing guidance for community based sex and relationships education in Wales including the FPA project Jiwsi that delivers targeted SRE to groups of vulnerable young people under 25 years of age in community settings throughout North Wales.
Read the article via this link

Tue, 2013-03-19 15:03

The Education and Health journal was first published in 1983 and is now an open access online journal.
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Wed, 2013-03-13 16:37

Millions of questionnaires from SHEU have been completed by young people since the Unit was founded in 1977. We have the answers to thousands of questions.
In 2011 we showed that about 1 in 5 pupils in Year 10 (14-15 yr. olds) had tried at least one drug with up to 11% of Year 10 pupils reporting they tried cannabis. However, figures from 1986 show a declining trend - from around 2003 - of those who report taking cannabis

Fri, 2013-03-08 11:28

Millions of questionnaires from SHEU have been completed by pupils since the Unit was founded in 1977.
We have the answers to thousands of questions.
SHEUBytes are nuggets of information supplemented with Internet links
Do 41%, 51% or 61% of 12-15 yr olds report visiting their GP in the past 3 months? The answer is in this link