For World Mental Health Day 2019, SHEU offer this preview of a finding from their forthcoming report, Emotional Wellbeing in Young People into 2019, to be released later this year.
One of many things to warm to from Richard Peto's appearance on The Life Scientific (the programme radio with the title odd)...
...was a re-telling of his argument with The Lancet when publishing findings about the beneficial effects of aspirin and other drugs in heart attack patients. Huge trial, uncontrovertible results, practical implications: great stuff:
Someone told me recently, "men have seven times more grey matter in their brains than women, women have ten times more white matter than men".
I was sure this absolutely startling statement couldn't be true -- and when I checked, it was not -- but I think it could have both accurately remembered and quoted. The trouble is, the original paper didn't say that, but it had been mangled in some reports (4).
I always learn things from listening to the radio. On 'The Infinite Monkey Cage', I heard Brian Cox rattle off a 'rule of thumb', which goes something like:
A number plus or minus the square root of the sample size is consistent with random sampling error.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04yfsst (listen from 20 minutes in)
I hadn't heard that one, but deploying those key research tools, the back of an envelope and a pencil, I could see where it comes from.
We often look to see how groups of vulnerable young people are doing relative to their peers in our data sets.
We were recently prompted to look at young people who are young carers, who have special educational needs, who are attending PRUs, and who are in Special Schools. The numbers from PRUs and Special Schools who completed any of our questionnaires are small, and they may not have answered the same set of questions, so this analysis is rather patchy.
Project CTZN is a programme about safer relationships for young people led by Greater Manchester Police and funded by the Home Office.
The core of the CTZN programme is a mobile-based, digital platform (app), which will be the foundation of a social network created by and for young people. See http://www.ctzn.co.uk
SHEU is supporting the administration of the project, in particular the Year 10 survey.
Letters and leaflets about the project are linked below.
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