Wiltshire Health Related Behaviour Survey
NHS Wiltshire and Wiltshire Council have been working with the Schools Health Education Unit (SHEU) for over 10 years to collect data about young people's health related behaviour.
SHEU is an independent organisation that concentrates on school and college surveys, nationally-recognised as the specialist provider of reliable local survey data for schools and colleges for over 30 years.
The Health Related Behaviour Survey takes place every year across the country, the most recent Wiltshire surveys have taken place in 2011, 2008 and 2006.
The original motivation for the survey work was to provide teachers with an objective picture of the lifestyles of their students, so that they might better plan and provide a curriculum in Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education. Schools that take part in the survey are able to compare anonymous data from their students with the countywide data, as well as wider samples from other areas.
We encourage schools to share the data with their pupils to address areas of concern and challenge some of the misperceptions that young people may hold about the behaviour of their peers.
These surveys produce our most detailed and reliable profile of young people's life at home, at school/college, and with their friends. This information is used, alongside other data, to identify local health priorities and inform planning of local service delivery.
The following links provide access to the key summary reports and data tables:
2330 pupils from 24 primary schools and 8 secondary schools
2387 pupils from 24 primary schools and 7 secondary schools