Trends

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

 

  Reports are written using data derived from the Health Related Behaviour Questionnaire surveys and can come from a sample of at least 629,000  young people between the ages of 12-13, 14-15 from across the UK. Some reports also contain data from 10-11 year olds.

 

Click on the individual reports for a summary of that report.
 

 

FOOD: Now and Then - Young People's Food Choices
An e-report has data from the Health Related Behaviour Questionnaire with some trends from 1983-2010. Topics include: breakfast, lunch, attitudes to weight, attitudes to food types, drinking water, snacking and considering healthy food options

Trends - Illegal Drugs

Price: £5 An e-report from
david.mcgeorge@sheu.org.uk

 
Young People and Illegal Drugs:
Attitudes to and experience of illegal drugs 1987-2008

… contains data from the Health Related Behaviour Questionnaire surveys. It uses a sample of 629,328 young people between the ages of 10-15.

Trends - Illegal Drugs
Price: £10 incl. p&p
 
Young People's Food Choices:
Attitudes to healthy eating and weight control: 1983-2007

…contains data from the Health Related Behaviour Questionnaire surveys. It uses a sample of 548,780 young people between the ages of 10-15. The report covers 13 topics: Nothing at all to eat for breakfast, cooked breakfast, cereal for breakfast, just a drink for breakfast, had no schoolday lunch, ate school lunch, ate a packed lunch, went home for lunch, ate fresh fruit on most days, ate chips or roast potatoes on most days, ate crisps on most days, consider health when choosing food, want to lose weight.

Trends - Food Choices
Price: £10 incl. p&p
 
Young People and Smoking:
Attitudes to cigarettes: 1983-2007

… contains data from the Health Related Behaviour Questionnaire surveys. It uses a sample of 548,780 young people between the ages of 10-15. The report covers 13 topics...

Trends - Smoking
Price: £10 incl. p&p

Young People & Leisure:
Attitudes to and experience of leisure activities: 1983-2005

This report from the Schools Health Education Unit, written using data from the Health Related Behaviour Questionnaire surveys. The report uses a sample of 448,124 young people between the ages of 10 and 15 from across the UK.


 
 
Young People & Money:
Attitudes to earning, spending and saving money: 1983-2004

This report, nearly 40 printed A4 pages - comb bound, contains data from the Health Related Behaviour Questionnaire surveys. It uses a sample of 370,049 young people between the ages of 12-15. There are 25 easy-to-read charts covering the following topics: Having a regular paid job during term time, working more than 5 hours during the previous week, regular paid term-time jobs, average amounts earned from regular paid work ‘last week’, average weekly amount of pocket money, average total weekly income, putting money into a saving scheme, amount of money spent during past week, amount spent on sweets, recorded music, cigarettes, clothes & footwear, computer games, alcohol, fast food and cosmetics.

Trends - Money
 
 
Young People and Alcohol:
Attitudes to drinking: 1983-2001

. comb bound, contains data from the Health Related Behaviour Questionnaire surveys. It uses a sample of 299,543 young people between the ages of 12-15. The report covers 13 topics...

Trends - Alcohol
 
 
Young People and Emotional Health and Well-Being:
(including Bullying) 1983-2003

. comb bound, contains data from the Health Related Behaviour Questionnaire surveys. It uses a sample of 373,355 young people between the ages of 12-15 (10-11 bullying). The report covers 17 topics...

Trends - Emotional Health & Well-Being
 
 
Young People and Physical Activity:
Attitudes to and participation in exercise and sport 1987-2003

. comb bound, contains data from the Health Related Behaviour Questionnaire surveys. It uses a sample of 329,408 young people between the ages of 10-15. The report covers 19 sports...

Trends - Physical Activity
 
 

 

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Comments about SHEU

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

Thank you for following up with schools the comments that caused concern. It is very sad to hear that some of our children have these thoughts and feelings and I am so grateful that you were able to make the schools aware of this so that they can attempt to offer some support.

This is another reason why I am so pleased that we have been able to work with you to offer this survey.

Health and Wellbeing Adviser

"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

Headteacher

"Many thanks for a major contribution to the health of children in the UK and elsewhere over many years and putting in place the continuation of the Unit." Tribute from a Director of Public Health to John Balding, presented at his retirement lunch, May 2005

Director of Public Health

"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

"The children found the survey very interesting and enjoyed doing it." Class Teacher

Class teacher

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

Supervisor's Notes

"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

"One year (following the SHEU survey) responses from our Year 4 cohort caused us concern, so we put in place a number of team building, motivational projects. We then assessed their effectiveness by requesting the SHEU questionnaires for these pupils as Year 5's."

Learning Mentor

(Our) Senior team were very enthused with the rich source of data provided within the reports (and thought that the analyses including within the appendices section of the main reports were really interesting).

Health Improvement Specialist (Children, Schools and Families)