Public Health and Health and Wellbeing Boards

SHEU : nationally-recognised, since 1977,
as the specialist provider of reliable local survey data about young people's health and wellbeing

Professionals in Public Health, including Health and Wellbeing Boards, use our services to provide base-line data about
the health related behaviour of young people in their area. Often, in partnership with other agencies, results are used to inform
programme and service planning.

Authorities and SHEU surveys

Directors of Public Health often take the lead on the collecting of data for local needs assessment and health promotion and our services support their work including results in the Director's Annual Reports and work on the JSNA

Schools continue to be important settings for health promotion and prevention and play their part in local strategies for health improvement including their wider role in promoting pupil wellbeing. SHEU's unique relationship with schools ensures the data we collect reflects national and local issues and provides a focus for health programme planning in schools and the wider community. 

The 'Supporting the Health of Young People in Your Area' report is an example of how the survey results can support your work and inform people in Public Health and other partners.

Topics in the example report include:

  • Citizenship
  • Drugs Alcohol & Tobacco
  • Emotional Health and Well-being
  • Healthy Eating
  • Physical Activity
  • Safety
  • Sex and Relationships
  • Hygiene
  • Use of Medical Services

More examples of how our work has been used can be found here

Schools have been involved in our work since 1977 and they currently receive a comprehensive set of data and a comparative report about their own pupils.

This proves to be a valuable resource for curriculum planning and Healthy School initiatives.

Joint commissioning bodies often fund our work and include those working in the many agencies and organisations that support children and young people.

Repeat survey strategies provide further information as to the changing nature of the needs of the local population.

For more details, please contact Angela Balding
Tel. 01392 667272

Other useful services: Data Collection and Evaluation and Monitoring

 

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Comments about SHEU

"The (named) Children and Young People's Partnership has benefitted from the results of the SHEU survey locally for many years now, and we should like to continue to do so in future."

Consultant in Public Health Medicine

"We're very happy to commission another survey from you. Our colleagues in School Improvement are dead keen to work with us on this. During our last LA Inspection, we were flagged from our Tellus data as having a bullying problem. We could demonstrate with our SHEU data - which had a much better sample size and coverage of the authority - that we did not have the problem they suggested. The Inspectors went away happy and we are definitely surveying again with SHEU."

Local Authority Senior Adviser

"We would like to take part in the next ECM survey. We have found the data produced invaluable for supporting evidence in our SEF etc."

School Vice Principal

"I would like to say that this survey was very useful and made me realise things about PE and health that I had never realised before......Food at school is groovy, especially if your school does Jamie Olivers School Dinners. Viva apples and thanks for the survey." Female pupil, 13 yrs old

Female pupil, 13yrs

"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

"We were talking about (the SHEU survey) data at our recent NSCoPSE Conference, for PSHE advisers and consultants. It would be really helpful if some of this powerful data and the trends could be shared in the consultation around the PSHE Review. Colleagues shared their very positive experiences of (the SHEU survey). It provides excellent evidence of behaviour change for children and young people and of the impact of PSHE and wider interventions."

Personal and Social Development Consultant

"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

I would be extremely interested to see the results as I know how useful this information has been to the other schools in the
borough

Headteacher

"As a result of the survey we reviewed and amended PSHE schemes of work, we are currently working on a "Green Travel Plan", a morning breakfast club was established and we further developed 6th Form mentoring."

Health Education Coordinator

"I really appreciate the professional service which SHEU offers.  We have had a great experience working with Angela on the school surveys." 

Health Improvement Specialist