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Public Health and Health and Wellbeing Boards
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.
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:
- Drugs Alcohol & Tobacco
- Emotional Health and Well-being
- Healthy Eating
- Physical Activity
- Safety Sex and Relationships
- 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.