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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

"You have made a fantastic contribution to children’s health education and promotion. I am personally grateful to you for helping to kickstart my research career." Prof. Neil Armstrong tribute to John Balding, presented at his retirement lunch, May 2005

Prof Neil Armstrong

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

School Drugs Advisor

"The Schools Health Education Unit is the jewel in the crown of the Health Education Authority." Major General Sir John Acland 1928 - 2006

Major General Sir John Acland

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

Pupil

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

Public Health Consultant

 “The (SHEU survey) helped us to prioritise where we needed to be in terms of PSHE education. We delivered assemblies based on the evidence as well as curriculum development, and dealt with whole school issues – particularly in regard to pastoral care. The answers received to the question on the survey “Who are you most likely to approach if you needed help” worried staff as “teacher” was not a popular answer. Subsequently the staff asked themselves why this had happened and what needed to be done to address the issue. There was more emphasis on wider aspects of PSHE education delivery, which needed more attention.

To summarise, the (SHEU survey) allows the PSHE department to assess the impact of teaching and learning and modify future lessons accordingly. It allows our school to look at whole school issues such as the extent to which the pastoral care system is meeting the needs of our pupils. It helps us to do need analysis of our pupils. It helps to provide important evidence for SEF / the extent to which we are meeting wellbeing indicators / National Healthy School standards.”  

Secondary School Head

"I really think that the HRBQ is a wonderful piece of work in terms of getting useful information for so many different organisations in one go." Healthy Children's Research and Statistics Officer

Research and Statistics Officer

At the time, the results were very useful and the feedback report very useful and insightful. Significant changes will occur in our schools health and wellbeing provision next year and conducting another survey will certainly help me to ensure I am planning effectively for the needs of our pupils.

Head of Health and Wellbeing

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

Supervisor's Notes

"You and the team have the evidence to show how young people's behaviour has or hasn't changed over time." 
Tribute from a Health Education Co-ordinator to John Balding, presented at his retirement lunch, May 2005

Health Education Co-ordinator