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Balding,J 1999. Young People in 1998: looking back, and looking ahead - 18,221 young people and approx. 200,000 since 1983. Education and Health 17(1),1-13. PDF

Balding,J 1998. Do you use dihydrate? [ e.g. diehards, dynamite, dino dust]. Education and Health 16(4),60-62. PDF

Regis,D 1998. Are you in control of your own health?: Different attitudes to 'fate' could affect the success of health messages. Education and Health 16(4),57-59. PDF

Griffiths,M Wood,R 1998. Adolescent gambling on the National Lottery. Education and Health 16(4),53 -56. PDF

Balding,A Balding,JF 1998. The Pyramid Project: building for the future. Education and Health 16(4),49-52. PDF

Colley,K van,den,Akker,O 1998. Developing a Year 9 safe-sun programme: Adolescents form a particularly high-risk group, in need of specific skin-protective information and advice. Education and Health 16(3),42-47. PDF

Balding,J Regis,D Wise,A 1998. Who worries? Young smokers certainly do!: The Unit's latest survey shows that half the Year 10 girl smokers worry 'quite a lot' or 'a lot' about at least five things. Education and Health 16(3),33-41. PDF

HoughK 1998. Meet the school nurse who is always on site: An integral member of the school staff. Education and Health 16(2),31. PDF

Clinton,B 1998. 'Smoke-free Soccer' scores in the Humber region: The contradiction between trying to achieve their sporting potential and damaging their fitness by smoking is fully exposed. Education and Health 16(2),27-28. PDF

O'Donnell,C 1998. Invisible hands: child employment in the UK. Education and Health 16(2),25-26. PDF

Balding,J 1998. The underweight girls who want to lose more: Body image was still high on the 'worry' agenda in 1997. Young People in 1997 - data from 37,538 young people. Education and Health 16(2),17-24. PDF

Griffiths,M 1998. Children and the Internet: issues for parents and teachers. Education and Health 16(1),9-10. PDF

Meek,G 1998. Asthma excuse notes: for the child or the PE Teacher?. Education and Health 16(1),5-8. PDF

Balding,J Regis,D 1998. Cannabis; getting safer as the years go by? 10% of year 10 boys have probably used an illegal drug during the previous week. Education and Health 16(1),1-4. PDF

Regis,D 1998. Jobs for the boys and jobs for the girls. Education and Health 16(1),12-14. PDF

Balding,JW 1998. Working children: what, how long and how much. Education and Health 15(5),69-71. PDF

Low,Pay,Unit 1998. Two million working children need protection. Education and Health 15(5),65-68. PDF

Comments about SHEU

"Many thanks to SHEU for your excellent professional support over the years."

PSHE teacher

"You have often stood alone against the media who were often looking for the sensational headline. I have noticed an important change: the media now look out for and report very fairly and fully on the reports from the team." 
Tributes from a Health Education Advisor to John Balding, presented at his retirement lunch, May 2005

Health Education Advisor

"The service you provide is of national significance." Health Development Agency

Health Development Agency

“(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?
Pupils at our primary school found the questionnaire very easy to understand and most of them completed the questions in less than 45min.


"Thank you from my staff to you and all your staff. The speed of 'turn-around' of the questionnaires is outstanding in anyone's terms." Headteacher


"...the most comprehensive health education survey."

Daily Telegraph

"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


"We never make a move without looking at these excellent reports." Public Health Consultant

Public Health Consultant

"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