Friday, January 13, 2012 - 16:08

The echoes of our Autumn report rumble on.

We were asked to give some more detail for the House of Commons magazine (below) in November, and Jo Swinson asked a question about our work in the House of Commons chamber itself:

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 17:08

Follow the link below to new research about 5-11 yr. olds' health and wellbeing.

Arranged under :- Food / Drugs / SRE / Exercise / Health / Lifestyle / Education / Other

Link to latest research news

SHEU have been providing monthly research news links since January 2006 that are, judging by users' comments, relevant to those working with young people.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - 16:38

New SHEU data, from 1999-2010, show that girls, more than boys, and 10-11 year olds, more than older children, report eating fresh fruit 'on most days'.
Follow this link for the chart
Data from: 'Food: Now and Then - Young People's Food Choices'
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Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 16:08

Young people's main source of sex information has undergone a profound shift from the home and towards school lessons.

School surveys since 1983, by the Schools Health Education Unit (SHEU), have asked young people about their sources of sex education.

New data has been added showing the continuing shift from home towards school lessons.

For details please visit 'Schools’ increasing role as sex education provider'.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 17:00

SHEU carry out research and provide Internet links to studies about young people's health and wellbeing.
Measurements of self-esteem are often included in the study papers and perhaps no other topic has produced so many, often conflicting, theories.  

To help you on your voyage of discovery, SHEU's latest list of Internet links should set you off in the right direction.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 16:32

SHEU are often asked questions, about Internet links to recent research, that contain a number of these keywords: physical activity, physical education, exercise, fitness, sport, school, attainment, academic, achievement, ability, performance, educational benefits.

The questions are usually straightforward and follow this example, "Is there a link between ..."

SHEU's latest list of Internet links should set you off in the right direction and, hopefully, you will find the answers that you seek.

Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 09:38

SHEU asked young people, "How many lessons do you enjoy at school?"

Data from 51,498 10-15 year olds show that the majority report enjoying 'most' or 'about half' of their school lessons.

Follow this link for a pdf of a page with more details from the "Young People into 2011" report.

This item is from the file "positive stories about young people from SHEU that have not yet received media attention".


Monday, December 5, 2011 - 09:48

Each month you can receive the SHEU research resource emails about young people's health and wellbeing.
This month's email about 11-16 year olds has many links including:

"Teachers looking for calmer classrooms, more tolerant, respectful and well-behaved pupils should introduce cricket, according to new research."
... and ...
"This small study analysed a part of the brain associated with rewards and decision-making and showed that the grey matter of this area was larger in frequent video game players compared to infrequent players."

Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 14:03

A postscript to my musings about home-made polls (/content/blog/home-made-online-surveys-can-make-monkey-us-all):

I've been having a quick whizz around trying to catch up with surveys about the quality of sex education, and found a headline:

Sex education should not be taught in schools, say more than half of parents