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 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

"SHEU data proved the best source of the kind of information we were looking for (...) to provide research support to the National Healthy Schools Programme." 

Department of Health

"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

"As a result of the survey we reviewed and amended PSHE schemes of work, we are currently working on a "Green Travel Plan", a morning breakfast club was established and we further developed 6th Form mentoring."

Health Education Coordinator

"We are planning next year's programmes around this information." Health Education Adviser

Health Education Adviser

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

Prof Ted Wragg, 1938-2005

"Thank you very much, David, for another excellent survey.  We look forward to receiving our reports."

Healthy Schools Co-ordinator

"Our use of the Health-Related Behaviour Questionnaire was commended as part of our accreditation for the National Healthy Schools Scheme." Headteacher

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