Recent blog posts on the SHEU website

Fri, 2013-05-17 15:13

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

Fri, 2013-05-10 09:10

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.

Fri, 2013-04-26 12:38

Here's a Word Search maker. 

It's a Excel 2010 spreadsheet.  You can print directly from the Excel sheet or paste from it into your favourite word processor.

It has macros enabled; the macro makes it easier to see what you are doing and to produce an solution grid (all the distractor letters are randomly generated, and are shown as white-on-white for the solution grid).

I'm sure you can do this sort of thing for yourselves, but you might find it useful if you haven't done it for yourself just yet...

Tue, 2013-04-16 14:15

Young people, beer and lager - another SHEUByte [bite-sized research resource].
Since 1983, 14-15 yr old boys report that, after beer, their second favourite alcoholic drink is ...?
To find the answer and read the SHEUByte ... follow this link

Fri, 2013-04-05 14:30

Recent item added to the links to research news about 11-16 year olds :
Can the provision of games equipment at school break time increase the physical activity levels of adolescents? Alice Carter and Adam Evans.
To find all the links please click here

Thu, 2013-03-28 14:01

Do television and electronic games predict children's psychosocial adjustment? Longitudinal research using the UK Millennium Cohort Study.
Research from Dr Alison Parkes et al.

Mon, 2013-03-25 11:36

Welcome to the latest links to research about 11-16 year olds and .. Food .. Drugs .. RSE ..Education ..Exercise.
Included in this list of over 80 links -
Maternal education, home environments, and the development of children and adolescents.
Don't tell me what I should do, but what others do ...fruit consumption in adolescents.
‘Once upon a time I used to be active’ ... adolescent girls.
To find the links CLICK HERE

Fri, 2013-03-22 11:51

In the recent issue of Education and Health, (2013, 31:1), there are a number of articles about mental health issues and young people. Contributors, from around the world, comment on a paper from Canada that evaluated a campaign to improve awareness and attitudes of young people towards mental health issues (Livingston et al., 2012). One of the commentators, Paula Lavis, writes that, "The stigma associated with mental health can have a profound impact on young people.

Thu, 2013-03-21 15:46

Professor Mark D. Griffiths and Dr Mike Sutton, in the latest issue of Education and Health, write about the Crime Substitution Hypothesis. Their article briefly examines the extent to which popular youth activity (namely video gaming and social networking) may be having an effect on youth offending and victimization.
To read the article please follow this link

Thu, 2013-03-21 15:26

Alastair Sharp is Deputy Director, Samaritans, Hong Kong and Associate Professor, Department of English, Lingnan University, Hong Kong. Alastair, writing in the latest issue of Education and Health, describes the mounting evidence that examination and assessment pressures have caused a rise in mental health problems in some countries and that this may be a growing contributive factor in increasing suicidal behaviour among young people.
To read the article follow this link