Alcohol

Self-reported health and health behaviours of women students in an English and an American University: an explorative study

Heather Gage, Anastasia Snelling and Peter Williams. 2014. Self-reported health and health behaviours of women students in an English and an American University: an explorative study. Education and Health 32(3),103-109. PDF

Readiness to change drinking behaviour among heavy-drinking university students in England

Fran Longstaff, Nick Heather, Mark Jankowski, Susan Allsop, Helen Wareham, Sarah Partington, Elizabeth Partington and Alan St Clair Gibson. 2014. Readiness to change drinking behaviour among heavy-drinking university students in England. Education and Health 32(2),60-65. PDF

“Drink doesn’t mess with your head … you only get a hangover”: Adolescents’ views on alcohol and drugs, and implications for Education, Prevention and Intervention

Michael McKay and Séamus Harvey. 2014. “Drink doesn’t mess with your head … you only get a hangover”: Adolescents’ views on alcohol and drugs, and implications for Education, Prevention and Intervention. Education and Health 32(1),35-39. PDF

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Comments about SHEU

Any comments on specific survey questions that may have caused difficulty? No problems. My children were fully briefed before the survey and they understood that they could miss questions if they did not want to answer them. We did not have any children with any concerns regarding the survey at all.

Any comments on the use of the web site? No it was easy to use.

Any general comments on the exercise? The children really enjoyed completing the survey, It has lead to many positive discussions about our health and how we all have slightly different experiences and home lives.

Class teacher

...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

"Your work in developing the Health Related Behaviour Survey was ground breaking and has continued to evolve." Tribute from a Director of Public Health to John Balding, presented at his retirement lunch, May 2005

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

Pupil

"I would like to say that this survey was very useful and made me realise things about PE and health that I had never realised before......Food at school is groovy, especially if your school does Jamie Olivers School Dinners. Viva apples and thanks for the survey." Female pupil, 13 yrs old

Female pupil, 13yrs

(Our) Senior team were very enthused with the rich source of data provided within the reports (and thought that the analyses including within the appendices section of the main reports were really interesting).

Health Improvement Specialist (Children, Schools and Families)

"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." OFSTED 1998

OFSTED

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

Class teacher

I just wanted to write and tell you how much I enjoyed your talk at last week's conference.

Chief Executive, substance use charity

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your work regarding writing and compiling the sex education survey. The survey was well executed and the schools have found their individual reports very helpful. The results of the survey have enabled the Local Campaign Group to justify the need for young men's campaigns and given us invaluable insight as to the thoughts and experiences of this target group."

Teenage Pregnancy Strategy Manager