SHEU offer health and wellbeing questionnaires for young people in every phase of education, online or on paper.

We also offer perception and other questionnaires for pupils, parents and school staff.

We will customise our questionnaires for young people with special needs in mainstream schools or in alternative provision.

We produce an annual report of findings from across the country and occasional other reports showing trends and analysis in different topic areas.

Local authorities can request short summary reports and slideshows for public dissemination or detailed reports and analysis for use in-house.

Schools get a report showing headlines, comparisons with overall local authority results, significant changes since last time they surveyed, and other summaries and analysis

The same template can be used to produce a report for one area in a local authority or one group of young people e.g. LGB

Results and analysis tools are available online for schools and local authorities.

Online surveys are designed with young people in mind and require no special software -- just an ordinary web browser, which can run on a desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone.

Our journal Education and Health is now online and free. The complete archive of old articles can be searched and read online.

We trawl the Internet for the latest research news concerning young people, their health and wellbeing, and a sorted collection of links can be emailed to you each month.

The complete archive of links can be searched and read here on our website.

 We offer young people a slideshow to introduce the survey before taking part, and can provide a report of the results designed for them.


SHEU has been using questionnaires to promote better discussions about health and education since 1977.

We have questionnaires about health, lifestyle and wellbeing for pupilsstudentsparents and teachers.

We offer surveys online and on paper.

We can work with you to design monitoring or evaluation studies for knowledge, attitude or behavioural change.


SHEU has been organising and publishing in health education for decades, including:


You can use SHEU to keep up to date with what's happening for young people's health and wellbeing, including:

Welcome to SHEU

Comments about SHEU

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

Class teacher

Any comments on specific survey questions that may have caused difficulty?
All questions are clearly worded and easy to answer

Class teacher

"The Unit is to be congratulated in preparing ... material of the highest standard and worthy of wide dissemination." National Association for Environmental Education

National Association for Environmental Education

"The system works and I find quite a lot of it useful in my work. I've also recommended it to others."

Teenage Pregnancy Manager

"The (named) Children and Young People's Partnership has benefitted from the results of the SHEU survey locally for many years now, and we should like to continue to do so in future."

Consultant in Public Health Medicine

"On behalf of all the health promoters in Scotland I would like to say a big thank to you and your colleagues for your excellent work over the years. This includes not only your survey work but your role as a visiting examiner in Scotland and adviser on course development."
Tribute from a Health Commissioner to John Balding, presented at his retirement lunch, May 2005

Health Commissioner

"Every school involved in the National Healthy School programme should start with an HRBQ survey." Health Education Co-ordinator

Health Education Co-ordinator

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


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

"Over the last twenty years you have achieved much. The surveys and subsequent reports have painted the clearest picture we have of what young people are doing and what they think." Tribute from OFSTED to John Balding, presented at his retirement lunch, May 2005