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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

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Comments about SHEU

"You have made a fantastic contribution to children’s health education and promotion. I am personally grateful to you for helping to kickstart my research career." Prof. Neil Armstrong tribute to John Balding, presented at his retirement lunch, May 2005

Prof Neil Armstrong

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

Class teacher

Any comments on specific survey questions that may have caused difficulty?
Pupils at our primary school found the questionnaire very easy to understand and most of them completed the questions in less than 45min.

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

"It's good to talk with you again - we used so much of those data and did so much with it in schools - we really got the place buzzing!"

Consultant in Public Health

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

Headteacher

"Brilliant - thank you Angela. As always you and your team are so proficient at getting our requests dealt with so promptly - it is a real pleasure to work with such a great organisation."

Health Improvement Adviser

Thank you for following up with schools the comments that caused concern. It is very sad to hear that some of our children have these thoughts and feelings and I am so grateful that you were able to make the schools aware of this so that they can attempt to offer some support.

This is another reason why I am so pleased that we have been able to work with you to offer this survey.

Health and Wellbeing Adviser

"I would like to say how much we appreciated the work you and your team have put in to this project, a big thank you for the excellent reports that you have completed on our behalf." Assistant Director of Public Health

Assistant Director of Public Health

"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."

PSHE teacher