Wiltshire's happier and healthier young people
Thanks to our colleague Nick Bolton for this link about Wiltshire's young people published in the Wiltshire Gazette and Herald.
Results from surveys by the Schools Health Education Unit (SHEU) show that Wiltshire's young people have much healthier lifestyles and higher rates of self esteem compared to the national average.
Carolyn Godfrey, Corporate Director of Wiltshire Council, said: "This survey shows how the health of our children and young people is improving and the work of schools and partners is key to this."
Maggie Rae, Corporate Joint Director of Public Health and Public Protection said: "In Wiltshire young people report that they are increasingly making healthier choices. We have seen large reductions in the levels of smoking, drinking and drug use among our school children in recent years. Although these positive trends are not solely due to tackling lifestyle issues through the Healthy Schools Programme, recent improvements to the teaching of health education in Wiltshire are undoubtedly a factor."
To read the article follow this link
To read about SHEU surveys follow this link