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Child health research survey

"The (...) 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

Link to SHEU school survey services

"Thank you for the ongoing support and information you share with us. I am very grateful for this support and would like to continue receiving these updates." Deputy Headteacher Primary School

Possibly the best source for links to #research about C&YPs #health and wellbeing

Hardly a laconic phrase and destined not to be a strapline, possibly the best source for links to research about children and young people's health and wellbeing, does attract attention ...  

"Thank you for the ongoing support and information you share with us. I am very grateful for this support and would like to continue receiving these updates." Deputy Headteacher Primary School

"Much of your output is outstanding and most is extremely useful." PSHE Coordinator

Research about children's health and wellbeing

Each month the Schools Health Education Unit [SHEU] provide links via email to research articles about children and young people's health.

There are three emails with links to research about:  5-11 year olds; 11-16 year olds; 16+ year olds.

The emails cover eight areas: Food; Exercise; SRE/RSE; Drugs; Education; Health; Lifestyle; Other.

This resource first developed in January 2006 and grew from SHEU's health and wellbeing research work with young people and their health related behaviour.

Possibly the quintessential #health and wellbeing #research information about children and young people

"I know of no other similar way of quickly accessing research about children and young people across disciplines and sectors."
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"The Unit produces an invaluable body of knowledge... providing exceptional information across time and throughout the country." Kelloggs

Kelloggs

...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

"The service you provide is of national significance." Health Development Agency

Health Development Agency

I've just spent a really interesting half an hour reading through our ...survey (report). Always food for thought and a good way to look at how we can improve.

Headteacher

"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

"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

"Many thanks for all of the fantastic information that you have sent to me over the years, it has really helped me to plan relevant courses for my students to follow and to help me to focus on the needs of the students I teach."

PSHE teacher

"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)

"The Schools Health Education Unit has been a unique inspiration to all of us. For me, as I have worked in the many different areas of the NHS, the SHEU, its principles and your determination have always been a cornerstone in what a health promoting service should be about."
PCT Performance Manager paying tribute to John Balding, presented at his retirement lunch, May 2005

PCT Performance Manager

"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