Health Promotion

Health-E-PALS: promoting Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in Lebanese school children - Intervention development

Carla Habib-Mourad, Helen Moore, Maya Nabhani Zeidan, Nahla Hwalla and Carolyn Summerbell. 2014. Health-E-PALS: promoting Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in Lebanese school children - Intervention development. Education and Health 32(1),3-8. PDF

 

 

Building healthy campus communities: The adaptation of a workplace tool to understand better student wellbeing within higher education settings

Alisa Stanton, Vitaliy Chernenko, Rosie Dhaliwal, Merv Gilbert, Elliot M. Goldner, Carolyn Harrison, Wayne Jones and Martin Mroz. 2013. Building healthy campus communities: The adaptation of a workplace tool to understand better student wellbeing within higher education settings. Education and Health 31(3),84-90. PDF

Commentary on the paper, ‘Evaluation of a campaign to improve awareness and attitudes of young people towards mental health issues’ (Livingston et al., 2012)

Luísa Campos. 2013. Commentary on the paper by Livingston et al., ‘Evaluation of a campaign to improve awareness and attitudes of young people towards mental health issues’. Education and Health 31(1),45-50. PDF

Make it personal: Commentary on the paper, ‘Evaluation of a campaign to improve awareness and attitudes of young people towards mental health issues’ (Livingston et al., 2012)

Debra Rickwood. 2013. Make it personal: Commentary on the paper by Livingston et al., ‘Evaluation of a campaign to improve awareness and attitudes of young people towards mental health issues’. Education and Health 31(1),36-40. PDF

Commentary on the paper, ‘Evaluation of a campaign to improve awareness and attitudes of young people towards mental health issues’ (Livingston et al., 2012)

Sosei Yamaguchi, Shahir Uddin, Yoshio Mino and Graham Thornicroft. 2013. Commentary on the paper by Livingston et al., ‘Evaluation of a campaign to improve awareness and attitudes of young people towards mental health issues’. Education and Health 31(1),31-35. PDF

How can we tackle stigma? - Commentary on the paper, ‘Evaluation of a campaign to improve awareness and attitudes of young people towards mental health issues’ (Livingston et al., 2012)

Paula Lavis. 2013. How can we tackle stigma? - Commentary on the paper by Livingston et al, ‘Evaluation of a campaign to improve awareness and attitudes of young people towards mental health issues’. Education and Health 31(1),41-44. PDF

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Comments about SHEU

"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

"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

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

Health Education Adviser

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

"The Unit produces an invaluable body of knowledge... providing exceptional information across time and throughout the country." Kelloggs

Kelloggs

“(The SHEU survey) was very, very useful. It gave us reassurance we weren’t missing a trick. For example not many pupils in the sample year groups were taking illegal drugs, which re-enforced our opinions. But the survey also raised issues and flagged some things up. We discovered that some of our girls weren’t eating enough – the percentage of girls in our school not eating lunch the day before the survey was higher than the county average. There were other concerns too, specifically around cigarettes, alcohol and attendance.
The school used this data and took a number of actions to address it. More female peer mentors were put in place and the school asked NEXUS (the Extended Schools service) for help, so they developed a programme for girls which addressed their eating patterns, healthy eating, sex education and self-esteem issues.
We ran an anti-bullying group for Year 9 as a preventative measure, based upon data provided by our current Year 10 students.
The travel data revealed that a high number of pupils took the car to school so we involved the BIKE-IT scheme who ran assemblies, brought in their bikes (including one with a pedal-powered smoothie maker!), and raised awareness of health and green issues.
The information about how happy the students were with their lives raised some concerns as far fewer girls were as happy as the boys, so work was done around developing aspirations, role-models and self-esteem."        
 

Deputy Head, Secondary School

"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

"We never make a move without looking at these excellent reports." Public Health Consultant

Public Health Consultant

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

Supervisor's Notes

"I really think that the HRBQ is a wonderful piece of work in terms of getting useful information for so many different organisations in one go." Healthy Children's Research and Statistics Officer

Research and Statistics Officer