Trends

SHEU : nationally-recognised, since 1977,
as the specialist provider of reliable local survey data about young people's health and wellbeing

 

  Reports are written using data derived from the Health Related Behaviour Questionnaire surveys and can come from a sample of at least 629,000  young people between the ages of 12-13, 14-15 from across the UK. Some reports also contain data from 10-11 year olds.

 

Click on the individual reports for a summary of that report.
 

 

FOOD: Now and Then - Young People's Food Choices
An e-report has data from the Health Related Behaviour Questionnaire with some trends from 1983-2010. Topics include: breakfast, lunch, attitudes to weight, attitudes to food types, drinking water, snacking and considering healthy food options

Trends - Illegal Drugs

Price: £5 An e-report from
david.mcgeorge@sheu.org.uk

 
Young People and Illegal Drugs:
Attitudes to and experience of illegal drugs 1987-2008

… contains data from the Health Related Behaviour Questionnaire surveys. It uses a sample of 629,328 young people between the ages of 10-15.

Trends - Illegal Drugs
Price: £10 incl. p&p
 
Young People's Food Choices:
Attitudes to healthy eating and weight control: 1983-2007

…contains data from the Health Related Behaviour Questionnaire surveys. It uses a sample of 548,780 young people between the ages of 10-15. The report covers 13 topics: Nothing at all to eat for breakfast, cooked breakfast, cereal for breakfast, just a drink for breakfast, had no schoolday lunch, ate school lunch, ate a packed lunch, went home for lunch, ate fresh fruit on most days, ate chips or roast potatoes on most days, ate crisps on most days, consider health when choosing food, want to lose weight.

Trends - Food Choices
Price: £10 incl. p&p
 
Young People and Smoking:
Attitudes to cigarettes: 1983-2007

… contains data from the Health Related Behaviour Questionnaire surveys. It uses a sample of 548,780 young people between the ages of 10-15. The report covers 13 topics...

Trends - Smoking
Price: £10 incl. p&p

Young People & Leisure:
Attitudes to and experience of leisure activities: 1983-2005

This report from the Schools Health Education Unit, written using data from the Health Related Behaviour Questionnaire surveys. The report uses a sample of 448,124 young people between the ages of 10 and 15 from across the UK.


 
 
Young People & Money:
Attitudes to earning, spending and saving money: 1983-2004

This report, nearly 40 printed A4 pages - comb bound, contains data from the Health Related Behaviour Questionnaire surveys. It uses a sample of 370,049 young people between the ages of 12-15. There are 25 easy-to-read charts covering the following topics: Having a regular paid job during term time, working more than 5 hours during the previous week, regular paid term-time jobs, average amounts earned from regular paid work ‘last week’, average weekly amount of pocket money, average total weekly income, putting money into a saving scheme, amount of money spent during past week, amount spent on sweets, recorded music, cigarettes, clothes & footwear, computer games, alcohol, fast food and cosmetics.

Trends - Money
 
 
Young People and Alcohol:
Attitudes to drinking: 1983-2001

. comb bound, contains data from the Health Related Behaviour Questionnaire surveys. It uses a sample of 299,543 young people between the ages of 12-15. The report covers 13 topics...

Trends - Alcohol
 
 
Young People and Emotional Health and Well-Being:
(including Bullying) 1983-2003

. comb bound, contains data from the Health Related Behaviour Questionnaire surveys. It uses a sample of 373,355 young people between the ages of 12-15 (10-11 bullying). The report covers 17 topics...

Trends - Emotional Health & Well-Being
 
 
Young People and Physical Activity:
Attitudes to and participation in exercise and sport 1987-2003

. comb bound, contains data from the Health Related Behaviour Questionnaire surveys. It uses a sample of 329,408 young people between the ages of 10-15. The report covers 19 sports...

Trends - Physical Activity
 
 

 

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Comments about SHEU

"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

I would be extremely interested to see the results as I know how useful this information has been to the other schools in the
borough

Headteacher

"The Health Related Behaviour Survey is an incredibly useful resource for (us) as it provides schools, with invaluable data which can inform curriculum content, methods of lesson delivery and empower schools to better meet the needs of their pupils."

Health Education Advisor

Please could our College be part of the SHEU survey this academic year? We did it in 2016 and 2017 and found it incredibly informative and it helped us shape our PSHE provision.

Assistant Principal

Any comments on specific survey questions that may have caused difficulty?
Pupils at our primary school found the questionnaire very easy to understand and most of them completed the questions in less than 45min.

Teacher

"I would like to say how much we appreciated the work you and your team have put in to this project, a big thank you for the excellent reports that you have completed on our behalf." Assistant Director of Public Health

Assistant Director of Public Health

"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

"Every school involved in the National Healthy School programme should start with an HRBQ survey." Health Education Co-ordinator

Health Education Co-ordinator

"As a result of the survey we reviewed and amended PSHE schemes of work, we are currently working on a "Green Travel Plan", a morning breakfast club was established and we further developed 6th Form mentoring."

Health Education Coordinator

"Thanks for presenting the survey to local schools this morning, I just wanted to thank you for such interesting and thought-provoking information.  
I’m really glad we were able to take part - the information (particularly headline data and differences) will support us to have some really interesting questions with the Year group as a whole about the sense they’re making of this; what they think it might mean in terms of changes they might make, and what they need to support them in this."

Deputy Headteacher