Nearly 100,000 young people surveyed in 2006
A record breaking year for SHEU. We have worked with over two dozen local authorities or PCTs who carried out surveys in 2006. The combined figures from our online and paper-based healthy lifestyle surveys have nearly doubled our previous record total of over 54,000 in 2000. There are a number of reasons why we are seeing more young people being surveyed. Results of our local surveys are compared with SHEU's unique databanks drawn from a broader locality. The commissioning authority is provided with a powerful resource for planning health improvement programmes. Each participating school and college receive its own results. A summary report is available to local partnerships that can be used to assess the impact of their health initiatives. Thus, surveys carried out in local primary and secondary schools and a local FE college provide versatile data for a range of local co-ordinators representing PSHE teachers, Healthy School partners, Drug Action Teams, Teenage Pregnancy Units, Health Improvement Groups and Every Child Matters Teams.