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



Comments about SHEU

"I have never looked at myself in this way before." Pupil


Please could our College be part of the SHEU survey this academic year? We did it in 2016 and 2017 and found it incredibly informative and it helped us shape our PSHE provision.

Assistant Principal

"We use the data to inform whole school practice: Pastoral programmes for target groups of pupils; Items for discussion with School Council; Information to help us achieve the Healthy School gold standard; To develop and dicuss with pupils our Anti-Bullying Policy; Targeted whole class sessions with the Police Community Support Officers; To share pupil perceptions of all aspects of their school life with parents, staff and governers." 

Learning Mentor

"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

"...the only question to cause a problem was 'has everyone got a pen?" Supervisor's notes following a school survey

Supervisor's Notes

"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

"This is an excellent way of keeping up to date belt and braces style."

School Drugs Advisor

"The Unit has a unique historical and contemporary archive of young people." Prof. Ted Wragg 1938-2005

Prof Ted Wragg, 1938-2005

"We have never consulted our young people like this before. The survey makes a great contribution to our 'best value' planning." Sports Development Officer

Sports Development Officer

"Brilliant - thank you Angela. As always you and your team are so proficient at getting our requests dealt with so promptly - it is a real pleasure to work with such a great organisation."

Health Improvement Adviser