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"Piano playing reduces stress more than other creative art activities" - from the SHEU research resource

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"Piano playing reduces stress more than other creative art activities" was published in August in the International Journal of Music Education. In this study, the effects of creative art activities on college students' stress were investigated.

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Research news about young people's health - this service first developed in January 2006 and grew from our research work with young people and their health related behaviour. Using many Internet search tools and numerous keywords, new research links are displayed each month. Divided by age range, topic area and archives - this is a unique resource. Subscribe to this free service by joining the email list

"Differences in young people's attitudes towards exercise... ability....participation" - from the SHEU research resource

Each month you can receive Internet links to some of the latest research about young people's health related behaviour.

"Differences in attitudes towards exercise, perceived athletic ability, perceived physical attractiveness and participation in physical activity in children and adolescents aged 10 to 18 years old" was recently published in the Journal of Sport and Health Research.

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"Children's perceptions and experiences of fruit and vegetables" - from the SHEU research resource

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"A focus group exploration of primary school children's perceptions and experiences of fruit and vegetables", is research published in the June issue of the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics.

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"Developing Student Health and Wellbeing Services in Secondary Schools" - from the SHEU research resource

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"Developing Student Health and Wellbeing Services in Secondary Schools" by Colette Hallas was published in the journal Education and Health. Colette is a Sex and Relationship Education Consultant with Barnsley Healthy Schools team and the article describes the development of Health and Wellbeing services in Barnsley schools.

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We commissioned a bit of programming many years ago to produce the nifty charts you see in our Young People reports.  Previously David McG used to craft each one lovingly by hand, which took some time and made him more familiar than he wanted to be with the bugs in Microsoft chart software.  The commissioned software grabbed the figures from SPSS, drew a chart in SIgmaplot, and dropped the result onto the right page of the report.  Magic, if fairly expensive magic.

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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."

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"Many thanks for a major contribution to the health of children in the UK and elsewhere over many years and putting in place the continuation of the Unit." Tribute from a Director of Public Health to John Balding, presented at his retirement lunch, May 2005

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"You have often stood alone against the media who were often looking for the sensational headline. I have noticed an important change: the media now look out for and report very fairly and fully on the reports from the team." 
Tributes from a Health Education Advisor to John Balding, presented at his retirement lunch, May 2005

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We really appreciate it, and also your extra support with the administration this time.

PSHE Lead Advisor

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