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Good News about Drug Education.

Regis,D 2005. Good News about Drug Education. In 2003, we reported on a link between lower drug use and usefulness of drug education. Now we are able to counter recent headlines: "The doped-up generation - drugs and drink grab the young", and, "Kids of today are happier than ever - no wonder, the dope and booze they get through". The Schools Health Education Unit has been following trends in large samples of pupils from schools using surveys since 1987, and, while there are concerns, there is good news in the figures too,. Education and Health 23(2),24.

Size doesn't matter- Evidence does.

Williams,A 2005. Size doesn't matter- Evidence does. Guernsey recently voted to ban all smoking in enclosed public and working places. One of the biggest contributors, that demonstrated the impact the smoking campaign was having, was the strong evidence-base from monitoring smoking levels amongst young people,. Education and Health 23(2),27-28. PDF

If I knew then...over 25 years of schools, health and education.

Balding,J 2005. If I knew then...over 25 years of schools, health and education. July 2005 sees the retirement of the founder of the Schools Health Education Unit who looks back to research developments that continue to provide a greater understanding of young people's health-related behaviour,. Education and Health 23(2),29-32. PDF

Attitudes towards breastfeeding among young people in Wigan.

Cruickshank,R Regis,D 2005. Attitudes towards breastfeeding among young people in Wigan. The group least positive were the older females and this must be an unhappy trend for those who want to promote breastfeeding. Rather than blandly recommending more work in schools, we would prefer to urge people to examine the barriers to including breastfeeding promotion work in school and other settings,. Education and Health 23(3),35-36. PDF

Attitudes towards breastfeeding among young people in Wigan.

Regis,D Cruickshank,R 2005. Attitudes towards breastfeeding in Wigan. The group least positive were the older females and this must be an unhappy trend for those who want to promote breastfeeding. Rather than blandly recommending more work in schools, we would prefer to urge people to examine the barriers to including breastfeeding promotion work in school and other settings,. Education and Health 23(3),35-36. PDF

A Way Forward for School Nursing: The Jigsaw project.

Richardson-Todd,B 2005. A Way Forward for School Nursing: The Jigsaw project. One area in the UK decided to change the way in which school nurses and health visitors traditionally worked. They joined together in teams based on geographical boundaries around school pyramids, called community clusters. This project is called Jigsaw as each team member has a small piece in the bigger picture,. Education and Health 23(3),37-39. PDF

Airedale Back Care for Children (ABC) Programme.

Cook,D Campion,J Duffy,J 2005. Airedale Back Care for Children (ABC) Programme. Research has shown that found 50% of children would experience low back pain by the age of 14 and poor lifestyle practices and postures in childhood can lead to spinal problems in adults. The ABC initiative now equips and empowers children from 6 - 12 years old to change their lifestyle and also enhances schools' PSHE programme,. Education and Health 23(3),40. PDF

Getting the evidence into practice and policy to improve young people's health: Some barriers and facilitators.

MacKinnon,D Backett-Milburn,K 2005. Getting the evidence into practice and policy to improve young people's health: Some barriers and facilitators. Rather than just focusing on the viewpoint of researchers, this article illustrates that there are challenges for policy-makers and practitioners too including adopting a more multi-stakeholder approach that involves recognising different interests, greater collaboration and becoming skilled communicators,. Education and Health 23(3),47-48. PDF

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