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Girlguiding and cycling in Bogotá while having fun on the farm with extraverted children ... are recent #SHEUres links

Girlguiding and cycling in Bogotá while having fun on the farm with extraverted children ... are all recent #SHEUres links to research about children and young people's health and wellbeing.

 

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Links about - 5-11 year olds, 11-16 year olds, 16+ year olds
Links to research about - Food, Drugs, Health, Education, RSE, Exercise
 
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Recent #SHEUres research links about children young people health relationship education drugs food exercise wellbeing PSHE

#SHEUres - links to research about children and young people's health and wellbeing.

 

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A tour of statistical techniques

(To the tune of: There's a hole in my bucket)
Me: I've done a correlation matrix (grid), using Pearson's correlation coefficient (r), for a selection of variables, using my statistical software SPSS.
Statistician: Yes, but having done that, some of the variables are not continuous, so you should use Spearman's correlation coefficient (rho).
Yes, but having said that, SPSS just uses Pearson's coefficient anyway, if the sample size is as large as this one.

SHEU data: Fewer young people are now feeling at ease when visiting the doctor

From the early 1980s, SHEU have asked children and young people questions about visiting the doctor.
 
Responses from over 400,000 12-15 year olds cover issues about frequency of visits and feeling at ease ...
 
Fewer young people are now feeling at ease when visiting the doctor
 
 

Health problems for teenagers in 1981

Following a SHEU school survey in 1981, a Health Coordinator in a comprehensive school wrote one of the first articles for the journal Education and Health (see below).
Among the valuable bits of information gleaned from the survey were results also supported by a youth leader from a nearby youth club.
 
Which one of the following did the youth leader feel was the main health problem among local teenagers ...?
Drug taking
Personal hygiene
Alcohol abuse
Lack of sex education / poor relationships
 

Research: health wellbeing children and young people - SHEU archive

Welcome to possibly the best free resource with links to research about children young people health and wellbeing.
 
This service first developed in January 2006 and grew from SHEU's health and wellbeing research work with young people and their health related behaviour.
 
You can have the latest links sent to your email address.
 
The archive holds the links under each topic eg. Drugs, SRE/RSE, Food, Exercise etc.
 

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Comments about SHEU

"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

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

Kelloggs

"The data from the 2018/19 survey is still in heavy use here, the physical activity related findings were pivotal in changing the relevant strategy recently to target less active groups like girls towards the end of secondary school, and I’ve three fairly hefty jobs on the to-do list that will use the data with other sources to identify target schools for mental health and physical activity projects, and another looking at community safety. I call it the gift that keeps giving and that certainly seems to be the case!"

Senior Public Health Specialist (Intelligence)

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

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

Prof Ted Wragg, 1938-2005

Thank you for following up with schools the comments that caused concern. It is very sad to hear that some of our children have these thoughts and feelings and I am so grateful that you were able to make the schools aware of this so that they can attempt to offer some support.

This is another reason why I am so pleased that we have been able to work with you to offer this survey.

Health and Wellbeing Adviser

"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

"The Schools Health Education Unit has gained a reputation as one of the most reliable sources of information about young people's health." BBC

BBC

"The data for (us) are very useful ... This is especially important when evaluating the impact of interventions regarding alcohol or other areas, as the survey data are likely to provide an earlier indication than routine data sources."

Specialist Registrar in Public Health

"Many thanks to SHEU for your excellent professional support over the years."

PSHE teacher