Reports, news items and organisations that have mentioned and/ or used HBSC England data



Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision: A Green Paper Department of Health & Department for Education December 2017 

Schools need to wake up to relational bullying Schools Week 28 November 2017 

The worst bullies: ‘My friends called me Ugly Betty’ BBC 17 November 2017 

‘Frenemies’ are almost TWICE as damaging to the well-being of children as physically abusive bullies (and girls are more likely to be targeted) Mail Online 15 November 2017 

Teenagers to be given classes on coping in the digital age The Telegraph 13 September 2017 

Making time to stop self-harm SecEd 6 September 2017  

More Self-Harm if Sense of Belonging to School is Low – @UniofHerts UKEdChat 5 September 2017  

Low Sense of Belonging at School Causes Young People to Self-Harm Psychreg 4 September 2017 

News Digest 7 August – 1 September PSHE Association 1 September 2017 

Make PSHE lessons compulsory to reduce ‘worrying’ levels of self-harm among pupils, urge researchers The Independent 30 August 2017 

Written evidence submitted by the HBSC England study team to the Youth Select Committee June 2017  

Building the Future: Children and the Sustainable Development Goals in Rich Countries UNICEF Innocenti Report Card 14 June 2017 

Adolescent obesity and related behaviours: trends and inequalities in the WHO European Region, 2002–2014 World Health Organization May 2017 

Obesity on rise as quarter of European teens eat sweets daily The Guardian May 2017 

Slaves to their mobile phones: Young Britons are among the worst in Europe for constantly using devices – and it’s wreaking havoc on their health Daily Mail May 2017 

A guide to: Children and young people’s mental health – the role of education Good Schools Guide May 2017  

Children and young people’s mental health —the role of education House of Commons Education and Health Committees April 2017 

Written evidence submitted by the HBSC England study team to the House of Commons Education and Health Committee February 2017


ESPAD Report 2015 Results from the European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs The ESPAD group 

Childhood Obesity A Plan for Action HM Government August 2016 

Recent trends in young people’s health and risky behaviours PSHE Association 31 August 2016 

Gender and children and young people’s emotional and mental health: manifestations and responses A rapid review of the evidence  National Children’s Bureau 19 August 2016 

Evidence briefing: PSHE education, pupil wellbeing and safety at school PSHE Association 26 April 2016 

Fairness for Children A league table of inequality in child well-being in rich countries UNICEF Innocenti Report Card 13 2016 

Report: English schoolgirls’ happiness drops as they hit teenage years Medical Life Sciences News 16 March 2016 

What it’s really like to be a teenager today: Sex, smoking and drinking plummet Daily Mail 15 March 2016 

Lad culture? How British teenage girls outdo boys for sex and drunkenness The Telegraph 15 March 2016 

The 7 charts that show the countries with the highest number of teenage cannabis smokers Independent 15 March 2016 

Britain’s teenagers are stressed, drink too much and think they’re fat Independent 15 March 2016 

Daily roundup 15 March: Smoking, knives and happiness Children & Young People Now 15 March 2016 

British teenagers suffering from more stress than in other countries – report Belfast Telegraph 15 March 2016 

British teenagers among least satisfied in western world The Guardian 15 March 2016


Health and well-being of 15 year olds in England: Findings from the What About Youth? Survey 2014 Health and Social Care Information Centre 8 December 2015 

Campus News: English schoolgirls are less satisfied with their lives than boys and feel more pressure to succeed Times Higher Education 29 October 2015 

The Guardian view on sex education: it’s all about respect The Guardian 19 October 2015 

Key Data on Adolescence Association for Young People’s Health 19 October 2015 

PSHE news digest PSHE Association 19 October 2015 

Health Behaviour in School-aged Children National Report National Child and Maternal Health Intelligence Network 16 October 2015 

Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children study (HBSC) report Leicestershire Healthy Schools 15 October 2015 

New study reinforces need to focus on pupil emotional health PSHE Association 15 October 2015 

Understanding Self-Harm Psychology Today 4 September 2015 

What are the causes and effects of increased gaming in adolescent girls and boys? Science Daily 17 July 2015 

Promoting children and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing: A whole school and college approach Public Health England March 2015 

Self-harm is not just attention-seeking: it’s time to talk openly about the issue The Guardian 28 February 2015 

Life lessons: PSHE and SRE in schools House of Commons Education Committee 17 February 2015


Teen levels of self-harm on the increase British Psychological Association 23 May 2014 

‘Toxic childhood’ of cyberbullying, social media and hypersexualised culture leads one in five teenagers to self-harm Daily Mail 22 May 2014 

Self-harm rate triples among teenagers in England BBC Newsbeat 21 May 2014 

Shock figures show extent of self-harm in English teenagers The Guardian 21 May 2014 

Wellbeing: Why it matters to health policy Department of Health January 2014 

Developing well: 11 – 19 years Department of Health January 2014 

Health of the world’s adolescents: A second chance in the second decade World Health Organization 2014 

Young people’s health: Update 2014 Association for Young People’s Health 2014 


Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer 2012 Department of Health 24 October 2013 

Growing up in the UK: Ensuring a healthy future for our children British Medical Association 16 May 2013 

The A-Z of School Improvement Through PE and Sport United Learning 10 May 2013 

Child well-being in rich countries: a comparative overview UNICEF 10 April 2013 

Greater Expectations Raising aspirations for our children National Children’s Bureau 2013 

Key data on adolescence 2012  Association for Young People’s Health 2013