Balding,J Gimber,P Wise,A 1997. A quarter of Year 7 boys want to cycle to school: A recent survey may help to promote county-wide initiatives to encourage safe alternatives to car travel. Education and Health 15(4),49-52. PDF
"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
"The data for (us) are very useful ... This is especially important when evaluating the impact of interventions regarding alcohol or other areas, as the survey data are likely to provide an earlier indication than routine data sources."
Specialist Registrar in Public Health
"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
"The Schools Health Education Unit has gained a reputation as one of the most reliable sources of information about young people's health." BBC
"This is an excellent way of keeping up to date belt and braces style."
School Drugs Advisor
"Many thanks for all of the fantastic information that you have sent to me over the years, it has really helped me to plan relevant courses for my students to follow and to help me to focus on the needs of the students I teach."
...our analyst here in Public Health- is beside himself with excitement about all the juicy data pouring in...he can't wait to get his hands on it!!!!
He is happier than I have seen him for years.
Public Health Principal
"The children found the survey very interesting and enjoyed doing it." Class Teacher
"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
"The survey reports have been used to inform commissioning at specific commissioning groups. They are also being used within our Extended Schools Clusters and to inform The Annual Public Health and the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment." Programme Manager - Young People