Health Education

Recent additions to the free research resource that supports those concerned with the health and wellbeing of children and young people

SHEU. 2019. Recent additions to the free research resource that supports those concerned with the health and wellbeing of children and young people Education and Health 37(4)108. PDF

Networking and Partnership between Education, Health Education England and Academia: a viable tool for promoting young people’s health and wellbeing

Deborah Haydock, Gay Rabie and Jean Evers. 2019. Networking and Partnership between Education, Health Education England and Academia: a viable tool for promoting young people’s health and wellbeing Education and Health 37(4)91-99. PDF

Mind and Body: an early intervention group programme for adolescents with self-harm thoughts and behaviours

Veronica Roberts, Richard Joiner, Claire Russell, Richard Bradley, Mark Bowles, Aaron Bowes and Terence Nice. 2019. Mind and Body: an early intervention group programme for adolescents with self-harm thoughts and behaviours. Education and Health 37(2)46-53. PDF

Recent additions to the free research resource that supports those concerned with the health and wellbeing of children and young people

SHEU. 2019. Recent additions to the free research resource that supports those concerned with the health and wellbeing of children and young people. Education and Health 37(1)9-10. PDF

Widening digital participation - Young people and their mental health in Islington : Can digital technologies be used in mental health services to improve access and support for young people?

Pete Nuckley and Laurence Piercy, 2018.Widening digital participation - Young people and their mental health in Islington : Can digital technologies be used in mental health services to improve access and support for young people?. Education and Health 36(4), 113-116. PDF

Thriving Futures, a whole school curriculum response to addressing the social and emotional welfare needs of secondary school pupils

Rachel Symons, 2018.Thriving Futures, a whole school curriculum response to addressing the social and emotional welfare needs of secondary school pupils. Education and Health 36(4), 99-105. PDF

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Comments about SHEU

"Just to say a huge thank you for all your efforts in helping us with the Health survey amongst pupils. It has provided us with significant data which will be used across the school to help us improve. It helped us to obtain a healthy schools standard as well. I hope we can make this an annual feature as we can track the changing health of our pupils." Headteacher

Headteacher

...Many thanks for all your work with this year’s survey. It’s already proving to be invaluable especially against the severe cuts in services that are looming.

Health Promotion Manager

"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

OFSTED

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

"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

"As a Deputy Head in a large secondary school I was involved in taking part in a city wide health and wellbeing survey over a period of six years. Completing the survey every two years grew in importance year on year, with the final cycle having a major impact on our SDP, PHSE curriculum, Ofsted outcomes and governor understanding.
Over the six year period we moved from a small sample in two tutor groups filling in a paper survey to two year groups completing an online survey. The reports produced give graphical analysis of a wide range of issues. As a result of the survey we increased the number of PSHE workshop days for students to address issues such as smoking, drug and alcohol awareness, anti-bullying workshops. The surveys helped Governors make a positive informed decision to allow Brook Advisory Clinic nurses on site to support students.
As a result of taking part and using the evidence provided we were able to offer more support for students which had a direct impact on improved attendance and outcomes."

Deputy Head Secondary School

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

Class teacher

"We use the data to inform whole school practice: Pastoral programmes for target groups of pupils; Items for discussion with School Council; Information to help us achieve the Healthy School gold standard; To develop and dicuss with pupils our Anti-Bullying Policy; Targeted whole class sessions with the Police Community Support Officers; To share pupil perceptions of all aspects of their school life with parents, staff and governers." 

Learning Mentor

"You have made a truly significant contribution to health education and health promotion of young people in, not only England, but all over the United Kingdom and beyond." Colleague from NHS Scotland paying tribute to John Balding, presented at his retirement lunch, May 2005

NHS Scotland

"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