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

"I have valued greatly the work I have done with the team in Exeter, it has been a highlight of my years here." Health Promotion Specialist

Health Promotion Specialist

"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

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

Supervisor's Notes

"We were talking about (the SHEU survey) data at our recent NSCoPSE Conference, for PSHE advisers and consultants. It would be really helpful if some of this powerful data and the trends could be shared in the consultation around the PSHE Review. Colleagues shared their very positive experiences of (the SHEU survey). It provides excellent evidence of behaviour change for children and young people and of the impact of PSHE and wider interventions."

Personal and Social Development Consultant

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

Prof Ted Wragg, 1938-2005

"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 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 service you provide is of national significance." Health Development Agency

Health Development Agency

"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