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Balding,J 1989. A search for behaviour trends, 1983-1988: results from the HRBQ. Education and Health 7(5),110-115. PDF

Balding,J 1989. Young People's health related behaviour in 1988 - data from 33,459 pupils. Education and Health 7(5),100-109. PDF

Catt,A 1989. A 5-year national programme to reduce smoking by teenagers. Education and Health 7(4),92-94. PDF

Payne,WA 1989. Health promotion or 'wellness'?. Education and Health 7(4),91-92. PDF

Balding,JW 1989. The Extra Guest': not just another alcohol video!. Education and Health 7(4),87-90. PDF

McGrath,T 1989. What is 'good practice' in health education?. Education and Health 7(4),81-86. PDF

Doyle,S 1989. Preparing for bereavement: a primary school topic. Education and Health 7(4),76-80. PDF

Guild,AJ 1989. School nurses - response to Fletcher & Shelley. Education and Health 7(3),69-70. PDF

Chiles,M 1989. An alcohol-free bar for young people. Education and Health 7(3),68-69. PDF

Baxter,C Savage,M 1989. Primary school drugs education in Wigan. Education and Health 7(3),65-66. PDF

Balding,J 1989. Who Teaches them how to drink?. Education and Health 7(3),57-64. PDF

Bagnall,G 1989. Can alcohol education make a difference?. Education and Health 7(3),52-56. PDF

Hollins,P 1989. Road safety: the vital but neglected subject. Education and Health 7(2),43-46. PDF

Balding,J 1989. 'Fitness freaks': a healthier lifestyle?. Education and Health 7(2),38-42. PDF

Abbott,J Farrell,J 1989. A health-related exercise project in primary schools. Education and Health 7(2),33-37. PDF

Armstrong,N 1989. Children are fit but not active!. Education and Health 7(2),28-32. PDF

Buchanan,A 1989. Soiling in children: what schools can do to help. Education and Health 7(1),8-10. PDF

Wood,DG 1989. Crossing the road: junior schools and mental handicap. Education and Health 7(1),4-7. PDF

Balding,J Shelley,C 1989. Catchment area and health related behaviour. Education and Health 7(1),17-22. PDF

Bragg,P 1989. Family learning for the 'young at heart'. Education and Health 7(1),11-16. PDF

Comments about SHEU

"The survey reports have been used to inform commissioning at specific commissioning groups. They are also being used within our Extended Schools Clusters and to inform The Annual Public Health and the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment." Programme Manager - Young People

“(The SHEU survey) was very, very useful. It gave us reassurance we weren’t missing a trick. For example not many pupils in the sample year groups were taking illegal drugs, which re-enforced our opinions. But the survey also raised issues and flagged some things up. We discovered that some of our girls weren’t eating enough – the percentage of girls in our school not eating lunch the day before the survey was higher than the county average. There were other concerns too, specifically around cigarettes, alcohol and attendance.
The school used this data and took a number of actions to address it. More female peer mentors were put in place and the school asked NEXUS (the Extended Schools service) for help, so they developed a programme for girls which addressed their eating patterns, healthy eating, sex education and self-esteem issues.
We ran an anti-bullying group for Year 9 as a preventative measure, based upon data provided by our current Year 10 students.
The travel data revealed that a high number of pupils took the car to school so we involved the BIKE-IT scheme who ran assemblies, brought in their bikes (including one with a pedal-powered smoothie maker!), and raised awareness of health and green issues.
The information about how happy the students were with their lives raised some concerns as far fewer girls were as happy as the boys, so work was done around developing aspirations, role-models and self-esteem."        

Deputy Head, Secondary School

Any comments on specific survey questions that may have caused difficulty? No problems. My children were fully briefed before the survey and they understood that they could miss questions if they did not want to answer them. We did not have any children with any concerns regarding the survey at all.

Any comments on the use of the web site? No it was easy to use.

Any general comments on the exercise? The children really enjoyed completing the survey, It has lead to many positive discussions about our health and how we all have slightly different experiences and home lives.

Class teacher

"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

...our analyst here in Public Health- is beside himself with excitement about all the juicy data pouring in...he can't wait to get his hands on it!!!!
He is happier than I have seen him for years.

Public Health Principal

"You have made a truly significant contribution to health education and health promotion of young people in, not only England, but all over the United Kingdom and beyond." Colleague from NHS Scotland paying tribute to John Balding, presented at his retirement lunch, May 2005

NHS Scotland

"The Schools Health Education Unit is the jewel in the crown of the Health Education Authority." Major General Sir John Acland 1928 - 2006

Major General Sir John Acland

"Our use of the Health-Related Behaviour Questionnaire was commended as part of our accreditation for the National Healthy Schools Scheme." Headteacher

"Over the last twenty years you have achieved much. The surveys and subsequent reports have painted the clearest picture we have of what young people are doing and what they think." Tribute from OFSTED to John Balding, presented at his retirement lunch, May 2005


"Within the curriculum, we are part of the Healthy Schools programme - and the local, Director of Public Health Award. We cover many facets of health from emotional intelligence to safety education and our very strong, Anti-Bullying and Child Protection programmes. You can imagine our delight when the Local Authority and our school nurse made the following comments after we took part in the regional Schools Health Education Unit Survey: " Head Teacher.
“This was an amazing set of outcomes and really good evidence that (your school) is doing a wonderful job in prioritizing the health and well-being of its pupils … Well done to staff, governors and parents for all your work on this through the Director of Public Health award and other strategies. It is very clear that pupils feel happy, safe and involved at the school and your caring ethos shines through this data.”
Healthy Schools Coorduinator.


Headteacher & Healthy Schools Coordinator