School Health Action Research Partnership and Network (SHARPEN)

Lead Research Organisation: Cardiff University
Department Name: Sch of Social Sciences

Abstract

Secondary schools are important settings for health improvement, providing access to young people during a critical period when health risk behaviours markedly increase. Yet despite sustained effort to promote health through schools, the evidence for school-based interventions that effectively address issues such as obesity, smoking, alcohol use and mental health is limited. Health improvement research in school settings is challenging, with trials currently implemented in an ad hoc and inefficient manner. This is in stark contrast to research in primary care, which was greatly enhanced by the advent of primary care research networks (PCRNs) which facilitated an increase in the quantity and quality of randomised trials, improved research capacity and provided support for practitioner-led research. Such a step change is urgently needed to advance school-based research in the UK.

The project aims to improve the quantity, quality and efficiency of public health research in schools by developing and evaluating a School Health Action Research Partnership and Network (SHARPEN). The research to evaluate and refine SHARPEN has 3 strands. In the first, researchers from Cardiff, Bristol, Oxford and Swansea universities will work in partnership with the Welsh Government, Cancer Research UK, Public Health Wales and Cardiff and Vale University Health Board to establish a network of up to 90 secondary schools that are 'trial ready', by developing more efficient recruitment, consent and data linkage procedures. We will identify the infrastructure and processes necessary to make the network efficient, effective, acceptable and rewarding for both schools and researchers. We will explore the barriers and facilitators to making the network sustainable. Students in network schools will complete the Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children (HBSC) survey, a school environment schedule will be completed for each school, and we will pilot a system that uses these data as a basis for providing regular, tailored feedback to schools on pupil health behaviours and the school environment.

In the second strand we will test the feasibility of establishing school-based action research partnerships to see whether they add significant value to the network model. Five schools will each form an action group of pupils, teachers, parents, health professionals and academics and over the course of a year each group will review their HBSC survey and school environemnt data, identify health priority areas, discuss the links between health and educational outcomes and develop and implement a school health action plan. Action plans will draw on the project partners and local resources and adopt a whole-school approach to health improvement. We will evaluate the action research partnerships to capture how they worked, the factors that hindered and helped them, and whether schools and other stakeholders found them feasible and useful. During this strand, student and parent views on data linkage will also be sought. Issues around informed consent and anonymity will be discussed with students and parents and if possible, data linkage will be piloted.

The aim of the third strand is to scope the potential for sustaining the network and expanding it in Wales and for transferring the network model to secondary schools in England. Lessons from the first two strands will be fed back to key stakeholders in England and Wales and their views will be sought on network sustainability and its potential for expansion. The development of new school health research networks in England and Wales has significant potential to coordinate, increase and strengthen school-based research and inform evidence-based school health activity, thereby contributing to young people's health in the UK.

Technical Summary

Schools are important settings for young people's health improvement, but research in UK secondary schools has become increasingly challenging with health improvement intervention trials undertaken on an ad hoc basis. A network of 'trial ready' schools with research literate staff would support more efficient health improvement research that could better inform public health policy and practice in schools.
With the aim of facilitating a step change in the quantity and quality of school-based health improvement research and informed by the success of UK primary care research networks, this project will develop and evaluate a School Health Action Research Partnership and Network (SHARPEN) in Wales. Working with Welsh Government, NHS and third sector partners we will identify the infrastructure and processes needed to support SHARPEN through a staged scoping and feasibility study with 3 strands.
Strand 1 will establish and scope a basic school health research network (SHRN), using qualitative methods to explore staff, pupil and other stakeholder views on such issues as incentives to participate in SHRN and expectations of membership. New and efficient approaches to key elements of the research process, e.g. informed consent and whole school recruitment, will also be developed.
Strand 2 will explore the feasibility of an enhanced, action research partnerships (ARP) model to support knowledge transfer and development of research-practitioners in schools. Transdisciplinary school action groups will review student health behaviour data, then develop and implement action plans. The ARP model will be evaluated using a mixed methods process evaluation. The potential for linking student health behaviour data with other routinely collected datasets will also be explored.
Strand 3 will use surveys, interviews and consultation with policy and practice stakeholders to scope the barriers and facilitators to sustaining SHARPEN in Wales and the potential for transfer to England.

Planned Impact

The SHRN aims to develop an infrastructure to improve the quantity and quality of school based health improvement trials, increase research capacity and support school based Transdisciplinary Action Research. To achieve this, the SHRN's partnership approach maximises impacts through ongoing, active engagement of policy, practice and public partners. If successful, impacts will accrue for academics, policy makers, school practitioners and, ultimately, the public.

Academics
Academics will benefit from the availability of a pool of research ready network schools, with streamlined consent procedures, systematic context data and data linkage to provide long term health and education outcomes. Involving policy, practice and public partners in intervention design, evaluation and translation will facilitate evaluations that retain scientific rigour and high external validity and maximise policy and practice impacts.

Policy makers
The strategic partnership will benefit policymakers through an improved evidence base for school health improvement, which will address current policy shortcomings in tackling priority health behaviours and addressing health inequalities. The SHRN's approach facilitates the development and evaluation of process based capacity building interventions to achieve sustainable whole system change. Important intermediate impacts will therefore focus on increases in policy, practice and public engagement in intervention development, evaluation and implementation. The network will provide a platform for longer-term impacts, with the identification of sustainable cost effective interventions addressing multiple risk behaviours.

Practitioners
In pilot work, schools consistently highlighted impacts relating to improved pupil wellbeing. Schools will be better informed about pupil health behaviours and their school's health improvement activity, allowing them to formulate and support effective wellbeing plans tailored to their needs and capabilities. They also highlighted the benefits of school level data for school inspections of wellbeing activities.
The network will also contribute to the continuing professional development of school staff in research literacy and evidence based practice and minimise school research burden through avoidance of low quality studies and imefficient research processes.
The strategic partnership with CR-UK also provides schools with curriculum enhancing activities. In turn, the network will provide CR-UK with opportunities to formulate and evaluate school engagement approaches to support cancer prevention activity throughout the UK.

Public
In the short term, pupils will benefit from CRUK resources enriching the STEM curriculum and a RCUK school engagement initiative facilitating extra-curricular activities. SHRN data will also be used in the classroom to promotes engagement in science and with pupil voice groups and parent teacher associations to enhance school engagement.
In the longer term, there has been increased policy recognition of the need for early years' interventions to address determinants of health, social and economic outcomes into later life. Schools have been identified as important in influencing child behaviours, health and wellbeing, so the SHRN's platform for evaluating school-based interventions is highly scientifically and policy relevant, with the potential to significantly affect population health and reduce inequalities.

Publications

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Active Healthy Kids Wales Expert Group (2018) 2018 Active Healthy Kids Wales Report Card

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Bauld L (2017) Young People's Use of E-Cigarettes across the United Kingdom: Findings from Five Surveys 2015-2017. in International journal of environmental research and public health

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Demmler JC (2017) Educational Attainment at Age 10-11 Years Predicts Health Risk Behaviors and Injury Risk During Adolescence. in The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine

 
Description Cabinet Secretary for Education reference to SHRN in evidence to the Children, Young People and Education committee February 2018
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Kirsty Williams, the Cabinet Secretary for Education in Wales, made direct reference to the School Health Research Network in evidence to the Children, Young People and Education Committee on 15th February 2018: "One of the ways in which we do currently look at data is via our school health research network survey, and the Welsh network of healthy schools. Now, the survey happens twice a year [correction: every two years]. We've had a big push this year on getting schools to sign up to the survey, so we can get that data. I'm pleased to say I think we've got just about every high school in Wales now participating in that survey. We've changed the nature of the questions in that survey, so that they are much broader based, about how children are feeling about their lives and what's going on in those lives. And the benefit for the school in participating in the survey is that every two years they get a really detailed snapshot of how their children are feeling, and student voice and listening to children is a crucial part of how we can get this right in terms of measuring well-being."
URL http://record.assembly.wales/Committee/4533
 
Description Cited in Public Health England report 'Vaping in England: an evidence update 2019'
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/vaping-in-england-an-evidence-update-february-2019
 
Description Consultation respons: Curriculum for Wales 2022: guidance
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://gov.wales/curriculum-wales-2022-guidance
 
Description Consultation response: Draft guidance on relationships and sexuality education
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://gov.wales/draft-guidance-relationships-and-sexuality-education
 
Description Consultation response: Draft national violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence indicators
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://gov.wales/draft-national-violence-against-women-domestic-abuse-and-sexual-violence-indicator...
 
Description Consultation response: Ensuring access to the new curriculum Nov 2019
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact In our consulation response we argued that parents should not be allowed to withdraw their children from relationships and sex education in Wales. On 21/1/20 Kirsty Williams, the Minister for Education, issued a written statement (https://gov.wales/written-statement-ensuring-access-full-curriculum) confirming that parents will not have this right in Wales. This means all children being educated in maintained schools in Wales will have access to the full curriculum, including RSE, as a basis for their future sexual health and healthy relationships.
URL https://gov.wales/ensuring-access-full-curriculum
 
Description Consultation response: Healthy Weight Healthy Wales
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://gov.wales/healthy-weight-healthy-wales
 
Description Consultation response: Measuring our nation's progress (WBFGA)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://gov.wales/measuring-our-nations-progress
 
Description Consultation response: Our National Mission: A Transformational Curriculum
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://gov.wales/our-national-mission-transformational-curriculum
 
Description Estyn Inspector Training on SHRN July 2017
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Estyn Report 'Healthy and Happy' extensively quotes SHRN data
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.estyn.gov.wales/thematic-reports/healthy-and-happy
 
Description Estyn consultation on inspection framework (SHRN)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Healthy Education Settings Advisory Board
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Invitation to provide evidence on the inquiry into the physical activity of children and young people
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact 19th April 2018 - Giving oral expert evidence to influence policy decisions for health improvement of young people
URL http://senedd.assembly.wales/mgIssueHistoryHome.aspx?IId=19490
 
Description Meeting with Kirsty Williams AM, Cabinet Secretary for Education
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Member (Simon Murphy) of Joint Ministerial Task and Finish Group on a Whole-School Approach to Mental Health and Wellbeing
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL https://gov.wales/about/cabinet/cabinetstatements/2018/jointtandfgroupwholeschoolapphealthwellbeing/...
 
Description NICE consultation on School Based Interventions
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/indevelopment/gid-qs10070
 
Description National Assembley briefing on e-cigarettes
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
URL http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/news/view/119829-assembly-members-briefed-on-e-cigarettes
 
Description Presentations to the Sex and Relationships Education Expert Panel and citation in their recommendations to Welsh Government 'The Future of the Sex and Relationships Education Curriculum in Wales'
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL http://orca.cf.ac.uk/107649/1/The-future-of-the-sex-and-relationships-education-curriculum-in-wales-...
 
Description SHRN data used in Well-being of Wales 2017-18 Report
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://gov.wales/docs/statistics/2018/180920-well-being-wales-2017-18-what-do-we-know-about-childre...
 
Description SHRN mentioned in Curriculum for Wales
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://hwb.gov.wales/storage/331eb63b-481f-4b0b-a607-5e6c3e41ae0f/curriculum-for-wales-guidance-070...
 
Description SHRN referenced in National Assembly for Wales Health, Social Care and Sport Committee inquiry report
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://www.assembly.wales/laid%20documents/cr-ld12369/cr-ld12369-e.pdf
 
Description Simon Murphy gave evidence to Neath Port Talbot Council Task and Finish Group on Promoting Healthy Living in Schools
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Submission to Inquiry into physical activity of children and young people
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Teacher secondment to SHRN
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Working Together To Reduce Harm Delivery Plan 2016-18 [HEWITT]
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://gov.wales/topics/people-and-communities/communities/safety/substancemisuse/publications/strat...
 
Description Working Together to Reduce Harm consultation response from SHRN/DECIPHer [HEWITT]
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Workshop 2 for Healthy School Coordinators (SHRN - ESRC IAA) [HEWITT]
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Workshop for Healthy School Coordinators (SHRN - ESRC IAA)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact 28 Healthy School Coordinators from across Wales attended a 1-day workshop on evidence based practice. Feedback from the workshop was positive and there was enthusiasm and intent from the participants to implement what they had learned. We are now in discussion with Public Health Wales about how to take this work forward.
 
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Funding ID HS-16-07 
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Description Development of SHRN data infastrucre
Amount £40,000 (GBP)
Organisation Public Health Wales NHS Trust 
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Description Engage with Research: Exploring the Public Health Potentials of Coproduction
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Sector Public
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Description Engagement for the Schools Health Research Network (SHRN)
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Funding ID 1946494 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
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Organisation Health and Care Research Wales 
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Description Establishing a system for routine school health data collection in wales
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Organisation Public Health Wales NHS Trust 
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Organisation Health and Care Research Wales 
Sector Public
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Funding ID C57590/A25754 
Organisation Cancer Research UK 
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Description Public Health Intervention Development Scheme [GMI_ALC: Developing a teacher training programme for a Group Motivational Interviewing intervention to prevent alcohol misuse in secondary schools]
Amount £143,951 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/N010078/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
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Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
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Amount £56,725 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
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Description SHRN Accelerator Funding: Building research literacy and evidence-informed practice
Amount £13,400 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
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Description SHRN data analyst
Amount £120,000 (GBP)
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Sector Public
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Description School Holiday Enrichment Project (SHEP) Evaulation 2017
Amount £49,718 (GBP)
Organisation Welsh Local Government Association 
Sector Public
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Description Self-HARm provision in Emergency Services (SHARES) study. (Previously CAMHS - Children and young people's experience of short-term management and prevention provision following presentation for self-harm: Sytematic review and qualitative study
Amount £244,813 (GBP)
Organisation Health and Care Research Wales 
Sector Public
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Start 10/2017 
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Description The School Health Research Network: creating regional-level impact for health, education and social care stakeholders (ESRC IAA 2018)
Amount £3,597 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2018 
End 11/2018
 
Description The School of Health Research Network (SHRN): Building research literacy and evidence-informed practice
Amount £16,825 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Department ESRC Seminar Series
Sector Academic/University
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Start 07/2015 
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Description The Wolfson Centre for Adolescent Mental Health in Wales
Amount £10,000,000 (GBP)
Organisation The Wolfson Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
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Description The role of schools in supporting positive social relationships to improve school engagement, wellbeing and substance use outcomes among young people in care - Rachel Morris PhD
Amount £43,659 (GBP)
Organisation Health and Care Research Wales 
Sector Public
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Start 10/2017 
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Description To support DECIPHer methodological capacity for research bid development SHRN SURVEY 2019/2020
Amount £200,000 (GBP)
Organisation Welsh Assembly 
Sector Public
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Start 08/2019 
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Description Understanding alcohol advertising exposure in secondary school pupils: the role of age in media engagement (SOCSI Research Committee)
Amount £3,350 (GBP)
Organisation Cardiff University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2017 
End 12/2017
 
Description Understanding outcomes for Welsh children who are placed in secure accommodation
Amount £100,000 (GBP)
Organisation Social Care Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2018 
End 02/2019
 
Description Using social network analysis to understand the role of school-based social diffusion processes in smoking initiation among adolescents in contemporary Western society.
Amount £158,000 (GBP)
Organisation Cancer Research UK 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2019 
 
Description Wales School for Social Care Research Studentship - role of schools in supporting the wellbeing of looked after young people
Amount £60,000 (GBP)
Organisation Health and Care Research Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 12/2021
 
Description Well-being and health in schools project (WHISP)
Amount £23,088 (GBP)
Funding ID 510564 
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2016 
End 12/2016
 
Description Welsh Government grant for SHRN surveys
Amount £290,000 (GBP)
Organisation Welsh Assembly 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2017 
End 03/2018
 
Description Youth mentoring: factors influencing effectiveness of youth mentoring programmes and assessment of outcomes (Heide Busse PhD)
Amount £57,780 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2015 
End 12/2018
 
Title SHWBS data file for Public Health Wales Observatory 
Description A section of anonymised variables from the 2017 Student Health and Wellbeing Survey was shared with the Public Health Wales Observatory for them to make available to the public via their online reporting tools. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact None as yet. 
URL http://www.publichealthwalesobservatory.wales.nhs.uk/home
 
Title School Health Research Network database 
Description School level data collected on health improvement activities and pupil level data on health behaviour for network schools to plan their actvities and monitor their progress 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Tailored feedback reports provided for each network school for health action palnning with staff, parents and pupils 
URL http://www.shrn.org.uk/
 
Description Alcohol Concern UK 
Organisation Alcohol Concern
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Strengthening the partnership with Alcohol Concern UK, Welsh branch to liaise closely with research projects in order to avoid duplication and knowledge exchange
Collaborator Contribution Our partner has advised us of regional and national changes in the third sector regarding substance misuse and has put us in contact with key stakeholders in local areas to enhance our research, as well as updating us on current concerns and calls for future research by substance misuse workers nationally.
Impact No outputs so far
Start Year 2017
 
Description All Wales School Liaison Core Programme Evaluation 
Organisation Welsh Assembly
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution I have been maintaining good relationships with the division of substance misuse since my PhD and have explored ways in which DECIPHer and SHRN can support the work going on in Welsh Government. We have had structured and progressive conversations about SHRN data feeding into the data already used by Welsh Government, and further conversations about the potential to evaluate the ALL Wales School Liaison Core Programme, in light of curriculum changes here in Wales, as well as improving evidence based practices by the division. Meeting between Nicola Evans and Chris Grittins (Welsh Government) Simon Murphy, Joan Roberts, Jamie White, Britt Hallingberg (DECIPHer) 11/09/2017 and 14/09/2017
Collaborator Contribution The division have engaged in structured and progressive meetings with DECIPHer and are working with us to explore all avenues available.
Impact 1 x Strategic meeting around DECIPHer and SHRN data to progress the work by Welsh Government 1 x Project meeting around the evaluation of the ALL Wales School Liaison Core Programme.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Area Planning Board collaboration for substance misuse Cardiff and Vale region 
Organisation Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We have built a partnership with Cardiff and Vale Area Planning Board for knowledge exchange and a working partnership
Collaborator Contribution Partners have attended seminar series at DECIPHer and I have attended meetings and conferences and offered guidance on future work.
Impact Working partnership
Start Year 2016
 
Description Child and Adolescent Health Division, WHO Regional Office for Europe 
Organisation World Health Organization (WHO)
Department Regional Office for Europe (WHO/Europe)
Country Global 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Simon Murphy and other SHRN partners (Chris Roberts, Welsh Government; Julie Bishop, Public Health Wales) are working with WHO Europe to explore whether the SHRN model of using HBSC data to inform school health practice can be rolled out across Europe.
Collaborator Contribution SM, CR and JB went to a meeting in Copenhagen to advise WHO on a multi-country pilot of the SHRN model.
Impact The pilot is going ahead.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Collaboration with Welsh Govt to develop Health and Wellbeing in the new curriculum [HEWITT] 
Organisation Government of Wales
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We offered support to the person leading the development of the 'Health and Wellbeing' core area of learning in the new curriculum for Wales. With Public Health Wales we helped develop a framework to help structure the work on Health and Wellbeing and how it could reinforce the whole school approach through its implementation. We helped the lead at Welsh Government understand the Welsh Network of Healthy School Schemes and its National Quality Award to ensure she understood the current context of health and wellbeing in the school setting. In 2017/18 we have met regularly with Lloyd Hopkin (Welsh Government) who is leading development of the the Health and Wellbeing Area of Learning and Experience to offer advice.
Collaborator Contribution Staff in Welsh Government are developing a new curriculum for Wales, following the Donaldson Review 'Successful Futures'.
Impact Work is still ongoing. SHRN survey data have been used by the expert panel on sex and relationships education, which has published recommendations to Welsh Government. In official guidance for the Health and Wellbeing Area of Learning and Experience in the new Curriculum, launched in January 2020, schools are advised to School Health Research Network data to identify the needs of their learners. See p88 (https://hwb.gov.wales/storage/331eb63b-481f-4b0b-a607-5e6c3e41ae0f/curriculum-for-wales-guidance-070220.pdf)
Start Year 2016
 
Description Collaboration with Welsh Network of Healthy Schools Scheme 
Organisation Public Health Wales NHS Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Development of methods to promote Student Voice
Collaborator Contribution Development of methods to promote Student Voice
Impact None yet
Start Year 2017
 
Description Invited member of the Sex and Relationships Education Expert Panel to help inform the development of the future Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) curriculum in Wales. 
Organisation Government of Wales
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This panel was established by the Cabinet Secretary for Education and chaired by Professor Emma Renold to help inform the development of the future Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) curriculum in Wales.
Collaborator Contribution Shared practice and expertise (including SHRN 2015/16 data) during face to face panel meetings and in virtual discussions leading to the publication of the 'Future of the Sex and Relationships Education Curriculum in Wales' report.
Impact Informing the Future Sex and Relationships Education Curriculum in Wales E Renold and E McGeeney (Cardiff University, 2017) pp.1-160 http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/research/explore/find-a-project/ this is in addition to the main report: http://gov.wales/docs/dcells/publications/180104-future-of-the-sex-and-relationships-education-curriculum-in-wales-en.pdf
Start Year 2017
 
Description Invited to attend the Children & Young People's Subgroup of the VAWDASV Advisory Group reporting to Julie James (AM) 
Organisation Government of Wales
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Attend and contribute knowledge, experience and expertise to the Children & Young People's Subgroup of the VAWDASV Advisory Group. This includes reporting some SHRN 2015/16 data.
Collaborator Contribution I have attended and contribute knowledge, experience and expertise to the Children & Young People's Subgroup of the VAWDASV Advisory Group. This includes reporting some SHRN 2015/16 data. The group meets regularly and reports back to the VAWDASV Advisory Group chaired by Julie James (AM).
Impact Report and action plan to the VAWDASV Advisory Group on how to include focus on CYP.
Start Year 2017
 
Description School Health Research Network 
Organisation Cancer Research UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Assessing health needs in 115 schools across wales Providing tailored feedback reports to schools Working with policy and practice to inform new initiatives Co-production of research with schools, policy and practice
Collaborator Contribution Co-production of policy, practice and research
Impact Network development event with 60 schools Evidence based palnning activities in 115 schools throughout Wales Informing strategic development of the Welsh Network of Healthy Schools Scheme Informing Welsh Government Ecigarettes strategy Multidisciplinary - psychology, sociology, anthropology, education, teachers, pupils, policy makers, public health practitioners
Start Year 2013
 
Description School Health Research Network 
Organisation Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Assessing health needs in 115 schools across wales Providing tailored feedback reports to schools Working with policy and practice to inform new initiatives Co-production of research with schools, policy and practice
Collaborator Contribution Co-production of policy, practice and research
Impact Network development event with 60 schools Evidence based palnning activities in 115 schools throughout Wales Informing strategic development of the Welsh Network of Healthy Schools Scheme Informing Welsh Government Ecigarettes strategy Multidisciplinary - psychology, sociology, anthropology, education, teachers, pupils, policy makers, public health practitioners
Start Year 2013
 
Description School Health Research Network 
Organisation Government of Wales
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Assessing health needs in 115 schools across wales Providing tailored feedback reports to schools Working with policy and practice to inform new initiatives Co-production of research with schools, policy and practice
Collaborator Contribution Co-production of policy, practice and research
Impact Network development event with 60 schools Evidence based palnning activities in 115 schools throughout Wales Informing strategic development of the Welsh Network of Healthy Schools Scheme Informing Welsh Government Ecigarettes strategy Multidisciplinary - psychology, sociology, anthropology, education, teachers, pupils, policy makers, public health practitioners
Start Year 2013
 
Description School Health Research Network 
Organisation Public Health Wales NHS Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Assessing health needs in 115 schools across wales Providing tailored feedback reports to schools Working with policy and practice to inform new initiatives Co-production of research with schools, policy and practice
Collaborator Contribution Co-production of policy, practice and research
Impact Network development event with 60 schools Evidence based palnning activities in 115 schools throughout Wales Informing strategic development of the Welsh Network of Healthy Schools Scheme Informing Welsh Government Ecigarettes strategy Multidisciplinary - psychology, sociology, anthropology, education, teachers, pupils, policy makers, public health practitioners
Start Year 2013
 
Description University of Waterloo - establishment of Public Health Evaluation Institute 
Organisation Ontario School of Public Health and Health Systems
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Capacity development for policy and practice in evidence based practice and evaluation
Collaborator Contribution Joint programme planning and delivery
Impact Increased awareness and skills in evidence based practice and facilitation of policy evaluation
Start Year 2015
 
Description University of Waterloo - establishment of Public Health Evaluation Institute 
Organisation University of Waterloo
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Capacity development for policy and practice in evidence based practice and evaluation
Collaborator Contribution Joint programme planning and delivery
Impact Increased awareness and skills in evidence based practice and facilitation of policy evaluation
Start Year 2015
 
Description Welsh Network of Healthy Schools Scheme 
Organisation Public Health Wales NHS Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Development of evidence based national strategic policy
Collaborator Contribution Membership of Strategic Advisory Board £25K for establishment of evaluation infastructure
Impact Development of joint monitoring and evaluation framework and database for policy planning and evaluation
Start Year 2015
 
Description 'Experiments and Realism: a debate' - Cardiff University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Debate generated lively discussion between the panelists and with the audience.

Not aware of any.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://wiserd.ac.uk/training-events/event/critical-realism-research-methods-seminar/#sthash.OBia7HUD...
 
Description 2016 12th UKSBM Annual Scientific Meeting: Complex interventions in a complex world: applications of Behavioural Medicine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Conference presentation: The School Health Research Network: embedding a data infrastructure and building relationships for complex intervention development.

Dissemination of DECIPHer activity, interest generated and collaborations strengthened.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.uksbm.org.uk/cardiff-2016/
 
Description A multilevel population-based cross-sectional study examining school substance misuse policy and the risk of cannabis, mephedrone and novel psychoactive substances amongst 11-16 year olds in schools in Wales. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Early Career Researcher presentation in the EUSPR 2017 conference based on the qualitative analysis conducted for my PhD.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description ADEW & WLGA Conference on pupil wellbeing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Simon Murphy and Joan Roberts were invited to host a workshop at the WLGA conference on pupil wellbeing, 10th January 2018. The workshop generated questions and discussions and the conference presented an opportunity for SM and JR to meet key individuals from health and wellbeing education in Wales.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description ALPHA session (SHRN) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact DECIPHer's young people's advisory group, ALPHA, discussed the School Health Research Network (SHRN), reviewed the Canadian school health profiles that SHRN school feedback reports are based on and suggested how schools could use them, and advised on how SHRN can engage with school students.

ALPHA's advise on design and layout of the reports has been used.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BERA conference: The Future of Educational Research in Wales. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact We presented a poster at the British Educational Research Association Conference on 14.11.18, jointly hosted by Welsh Government and attended by the Cabinet Secretary for Education. There was a lot of interest in the School Health Research Network and the network manager made a lot of useful contacts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.bera.ac.uk/event/14-11
 
Description Bauld, L (2018) Smoking, vaping and young people: should we be alarmed? 14th UK Society for Behavioural Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, Birmingham, 12th-13th December 2018. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation at UKSBM conference on debates around youth vaping used a number of slides from study
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Bridgend Wellbeing Festival of Learning June 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The School Health Research Network was invited to attend Bridgend Council's week-long Wellbeing Festival of Learning. The Network manager attended an event for pupils and discussed the Network with the local Director of Education, who was interested and enthusiastic about SHRN's value to Bridgend schools.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.bridgend.gov.uk/news/festival-of-learning-is-a-first-for-wales/
 
Description Cabinet Secretary for Education tweeted to schools about SHRN survey 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Following a meeting with Kirsty Williams, the Cabinet Secretary for Education, she agree to tweet on behalf of the School Health Research Network to encourage secondary schools to take part in the Student Health and Wellbeing Survey.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://twitter.com/wgcs_education
 
Description Challenge Cardiff article on SHRN 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Not known.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/research/news/challenge-cardiff
 
Description Child's World Conference presentation - Gillian Hewitt July 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation entitled, 'Improving school health and wellbeing in Wales through a School Health Research Network: building reciprocal school-researcher relationships to co-produce research' given at the Child's World: New Shoes New Direction Conference, Aberystwyth University, 11-13 July 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/education/conference-2018/
 
Description Child's World Conference presentation - Graham Moore July 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation entitled, 'School composition, school culture and socioeconomic inequalities in young people's health: multi-level analysis of the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) survey in Wales' given at the Child's World: New Shoes New Direction Conference, Aberystwyth University, 11-13 July 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/education/conference-2018/
 
Description Child's World Conference presentation - Sara Long July 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation entitled, 'Testing the zero-sum game hypothesis: an examination of school health policy and practice and inequalities in education outcomes' given at the Child's World: New Shoes New Direction Conference, Aberystwyth University, 11-13 July 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/education/conference-2018/
 
Description Conwy Healthy Schools event 26/9/19 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Our Public Involvement Officer, School Health Research Network Manager and a senior lecturer (Jeremy Segrott) attended a Conwy Healthy Schools event to encourage schools to take part in the Student Health and Wellbeing Survey, engage students with SHRN and consult with school staff on how to increase parental involvement in secondary schools.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Cross Policy Workshop on a Whole School Approach to Wellbeing 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Simon Murphy and Joan Roberts from the School Health Research Network were invited to this multi-agency and multi-profession workshop (7.9.18) organised by Welsh Government in light of the findings of the 'Mind over Matter' report into the emotional and mental health support for children and young people. A Joint Ministerial Task and Finish Group arose from the workshop and Simon Murphy has been invited to sit on this (reported under Awards & Recognition). In the workshop SM and JR argued strongly for the WHO's healthy schools approach to be acknowledged in the discourse and Wales's existing healthy schools programme to be utilised.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://gov.wales/about/cabinet/cabinetstatements/2018/jointtandfgroupwholeschoolapphealthwellbeing/...
 
Description DECIPHer symposium (Promoting Health in Schools) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Academics, policy makers and practitioners attended the symposium on promoting health in schools which included a presentation and panel discussion on the School Health Research Network. An afternoon workshop discussed conducting research in schools.

No specific impacts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://decipher.uk.net/promoting-health-in-schools-reviewing-the-evidence-setting-the-agenda/
 
Description Data Cymru National Intelligence Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The School Health Research Network had a stand and hosted a workshop at Data Cymru's 6th National Intelligence event on 22.11.18. The audience was largely regional level data users in Wales (e.g. local authorities) and we were successful at raising awareness and interest in what SHRN can offer these stakeholders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.data.cymru/national-intelligence-event-2018
 
Description ESRC Festival of Social Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact We submitted an application to run a series of ESRC Festival of Science engagement events with the aim of showcasing the involvement techniques associated with the new National Student Advisory Group. This event was also an opportunity to demonstrate different methods for using the bespoke tailored School Health Research Network (SHRN) reports.
Our goal for running these engagement events, with the focus on capturing students and teacher's opinions, will allow us to obtain and consolidate feedback to identify the limitations and constraints with each of the three involvement techniques, which will be key to refining the structure of the National Student Advisory Group.
We have a unique opportunity to work with a well-established organisations who have direct access to a large number of young people from a variety of socioeconomic, geographic and ethnic backgrounds. This reformatting of ALPHA to a National Student Advisory Group, within SHRN, will allow for us to gather more comprehensive, broader, inclusive perspectives of research from young people. This in turn will make our research more relevant, understandable and acceptable which can lead to enhanced outcomes.
We ran a series of engagement workshops with school students designed to encourage discussion on the involvement techniques and provide them with an opportunity to shape and design a service that allows them to provide feedback and opinions on research matters that directly affect them.
From these engagement events we gained a more comprehensive understanding, of the need and work, involved for establishing a national student's advisory group, with the aim of increasing on-going engagement in public health research across Wales.
We allocated the schools up to 30 places for each session, this meant that the workshops were easily manageable enabling us to collect reliable and meaningful feedback from the students. We asked the schools to provide a variety age range of pupils from different groups such as Welsh Baccalaureate students, school councilors and PSE class members.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description ESRC festival of Social Science 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact We ran a series of ESRC Festival of Science engagement events with the aim of bringing together Health School Practitioners (HSP) and local School Health Research Network (SHRN) school students to share experiences and good practice of using the SHRN data to tackle public health topics in their school, thus demonstrating health promoting school techniques.
Showcasing and trialing the Action Plan toolkits with the local SHRN school students will enable them to learn about the key concepts of research, from why it is undertaken to discussing different data collection techniques and a how to run research projects. These tasks will help to improve understanding of the fundamentals of research and encourage and educate local SHRN school students to consult and collaborate on public health topics.
It will also be an opportunity for social science researchers to engage with non-academic audiences and to establish working relationships to bridge the gap between theory and practice.
Our goal for running these engagement events, with the focus on capturing students and teacher's opinions, will allow us to obtain and consolidate feedback to develop an action plan toolkit which will help young people to tailor and develop their own action plans to tackle public health topics that need addressing, highlighted from the bespoke SHRN reports.
We have a unique networking opportunity for practitioners to share their experiences, good practice and exchange information. It will enable practitioners to increase their awareness of news and trends and identify new ways of working.
To do this, we will develop a programme to illustrate how HSP and YP can use the SHRN data and research to promote the health of children and young people in schools. The information gathered from this event will equip HSP and YP with toolkits and techniques to aid promotion and development of local healthy school schemes within a national framework.
The engagement activity was designed to encourage discussion about student's school research data that is supplied via the SHRN report, which the schools will be receiving.
The tasks involved students discussing the SHRN report at length and identifying areas of Public Health that needed addressing and improving. A checklist was used to help identify a public health topic to look at in more detail, encouraging them to start thinking about how they can be involved to address public health concerns in their school or community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Ebbw Fawr School Senedd Visit - Pupil voice 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Met with representatives from Ebbw Fawr Senedd pupil voice group. The aim of this workshop was to understand how this group worked, including recruitment and the amount of say the group had in running projects throughout the school. It is hoped that the information gathered form this workshop will allow us to develop framework and guidance for establishing these groups in schools throughout Wales. These groups will be the foundations for the Welsh Student Advisory Group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Ebbw Fawr School Senedd Visit. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact PG & SJ met with students from Ebbw Fawr Learning community to discuss Stephan Collishaws' Centre for Adolescent Mental health centre.

Prior to discussing adolescent mental health PG gave an overview of the planned National Centre for Adolescent Mental Health as well as the 5 research aims:
1. Understand how, when and in whom depression develops
2. Test different routes into, and out of depression
3. Identify risk and protective factors and test if they are casual
4. Develop new ways to prevent depression in those who are at risk
5. Find out how we can best help young people who are already experiencing anxiety or depression

PG and SJ met with the students to focus on what mental health support looks like and what needs to be changed. The aim of this engagement session was to discuss:
1. Young people's views on what support is already to them
2. What School/community can/should do to help students experiencing anxiety or depression
3. To outlines aims and priorities for the centre
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Ebbw Fawr School Senedd visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact PG & SJ met with students from Ebbw Fawr Learning community to discuss the Wellcome Trust application which is looking to embed a youth engagement component for the Health behaviour school aged children (HBSC) study. This UK wide project will build a youth engagement component for the Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children (HSBC) survey.
The project has three key aims:
• Identify topics and questions young people identify as important.
• Empower young people to use data from the survey to influence policy and practice.
• Help young people to think critically about research on health behaviours, and how young people can influence decisions.
PG met with the students to focus on how young people can influence schools' use of HBSC to inform their wellbeing policies/practice. Specifically discussed:
1. The best ways to present school level data to young people
2. Potential changes to school policies/practice they wish to make based on the data
3. Mechanisms and opportunities for young people to be involved in shaping schools' plans based on HBSC data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Estyn Stakeholder Event on new Inspection Framework (SHRN) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The School Health Research Network manager attended a national stakeholder event held by Estyn on the new common inspection framework for schools. Health and wellbeing are likely to be given a more prominent place in the new framework.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Events for SHRN schools - June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Teachers at the events were interested and engaged in the day's activities. They gave useful feedback on the content of the Student Health and Wellbeing Survey being prepared for September 2015 and shared ideas on how to use their survey feedback reports.

Most schools that attended the events signed up for the Student Health and Wellbeing Survey.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Events for SHRN schools - June 2016 [HEWITT] 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Events held in north and south Wales for Network schools (16th and 23rd June 2016). Events included workshop on using research evidence in practice and discussions of how schools planned to use their Student Health and Wellbeing Reports. Several schools expressed interest in taking part in current research opportunities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Events for SHRN schools - June 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact School Health Research Network summer events for schools held in West, South and North Wales in June 2017. Approx. 180 schools attended and were briefed about the upcoming Student Health and Wellbeing Survey and consulted with about a future research bid on parent engagement with secondary school pupil wellbeing. Estyn presented to schools about wellbeing in their new inspection framework and schools shared practice on how they've used their 2015 data. Subsequently nearly all schools who attended the events registered for the 2017 Student Survey.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Events for SHRN schools - June 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Three events were held for School Health Research Network member schools. Presentations were given by Public Health Wales and the Welsh Government's lead on the Health and Wellbeing Area of Learning and Experience in the new curriculum. Three schools at each event gave presentations on how they have used their Student Health and Wellbeing Survey data as a means of sharing innovative practice among the schools. Approximately 150 schools were represented, as well as Welsh Network of Healthy School Scheme coordinators.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Events for SHRN schools June 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Three events for schools were held in North, South and West Wales. Schools were briefed about the upcoming 2019 Student Health and Wellbeing Survey and had an opportunity to discuss school health promotion and share practice. Susequently 96% of Welsh secondary schools signed up for the survey.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description FUSE conference presentation on SHRN 2016 [HEWITT] 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Parallel session presentation 'The School Health Research Network: increasing impact by co-producing and utilising health improvement research evidence in the secondary school setting' at the FUSE Knowledge Exchange in Public Health conference 27th - 28th April 2016, Newcastle-Gateshead.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.fuse.ac.uk/events/3rdfuseinternationalkeconference/
 
Description Flintshire School Council visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Session 1 April 2018 - Met with students representing their school councils from 10 of the 12 schools within the Flintshire region. We participated in running a workshop to encourage schools and students on how to use the SHRN reports. This workshop was designed to encourage discussion about student's school research data that the schools will be receiving imminently via the SHRN reports. The tasks involved students using a generic SHRN report and discussing and identifying areas of Public Health that need addressing and improving. The students were then given a checklist to use to help look at a public health topic in more detail, encouraging them to start thinking about how they, teachers, parents and communities can be involved to address the public health concerns.
Then met again with same students in November 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description GW4 Children and Young Peoples Suicide and Self-harm Research Collaboration Workshop 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The workshop brought together school staff, researchers and mental health practitioners to discuss the current evidence base around suicide and self harm and the direction the research agenda should take in order to support schools in dealing with suicide and self harm. The School Health Research Network supported the event and recruited schools and healthy school coordinators to attend. The GW4 collaboration has incorporated the findings from the workshop into its work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Gwynedd Secondary Headteachers' meeting on Health and Wellbeing 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact SHRN were invited to co-organise and present at a meeting for secondary school headteachers in Gwynedd on 14/3/19. The event was co-organised with Garem Jackson, the Director of Education in Gwynedd, and the Public Health Wales Consultant for North Wales, Siobhan Adams, also presented. The workshop covered how schools could use their SHRN feedback reports for action research in their schools.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description HBSC International Meeting 2017 - S Long presentation on SHRN 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation entitled 'School health policy and practice and inequalities educational outcomes: Cross-sectional analyses of the HBSC survey and School Health Research Network survey in Wales' at the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children Study international meeting in Bergen, June 2017. Plans made for future internation collaboration on research with vulnerable groups.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Health Challenge Wales seminar on SHRN March 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Health Challenge Wales seminar 25 'School Health Research Network: informing policy and influencing practice' held in Cardiff 23rd March 2017. Presentations from senior Welsh Government representatives, a secondary school (including the headteacher and members of the student council) and university academics. The seminar was used as a platform to highlight and discuss how SHRN could be of benefit to other organisations in Wales and how it should develop to meet Wales data and evidence needs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Health Challenge Wales seminar: School Health Research Network - achievements and future plans 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentations from School Health Research Network staff, a deputy headteacher, a visiting professor from Melbourne and a Public Health Wales consultant generated questions and discussion, positive feedback (particularly regarding the "inspirational" deputy headteacher) via evaluation forms and Twitter.

The HBSC International Coordinating Centre contacted us to ask if they could share our school health feedback reports within the HBSC Network as an example of good practice of how to use HBSC data.

A school contacted us to ask if they could join the School Health Research Network.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.shrn.org.uk/
 
Description ISCI conference 2017 - G Moore presentation on SHRN 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Parallel session presentation (The School Health Research Network: embedding a data and partnership infrastructure for health improvement planning and evaluation at multiple system levels) at the 6th Conference of the International Society of Child Indicators 'Children in a World of Opportunities: innovations in research, policy and practice'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.isci2017.org/
 
Description ISCI conference 2017 - S Long presentation on SHRN 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation in a parallel session (Identifying health and well-being issues and sub-group analysis: the School Health Research Network) at the 6th Conference of the International Society for Child Indicators 'Children in a World of Opportunities: innovations in research, policy and practice'. Several people sought out Sara Long afterwards to discuss SHRN, including representative from the UK ONS to discuss collaboration on wellbeing research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.isci2017.org/
 
Description IUHPE conference presentation - Graham Moore - September 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation entitled, 'School composition, school culture and socioeconomic inequalities in young people's health: multi-level analysis of the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) survey in Wales' given at the 10th International Union for Health Promotion and Education European conference in Trondheim, Norway, 24th-26th September 2018.

Vivian Barnekow from WHO Regional Office for Europe heard the presentation and contacted Graham afterwards to request the input of the School Health Research Network in planning a European pilot of the SHRN model.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ntnu.edu/healthforum/programme
 
Description Influencing Behaviours through Science: UK-France perspectives - SM presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Simon Murphy was invited to give a presentation during the session 'Behavioural Science and Policy in the UK' at a UK Science and Innovation Network event at the British Embassy in Paris. The event was described as: The use of behavioural science and evidence-based policies in government and public policy has developed dramatically over the last few years, both in the UK and France. By focusing on areas identified as public heath priorities by both the UK and France, namely obesity, tobacco use, the prescription of antibiotics and the uptake of vaccines, this event aims to establish dialogue, share knowledge and experience, as well as promote cooperation between British and French experts at the academic and policy level. It will also seek to answer the following questions: what areas have received particular attention and funding? With what results? What has worked? What has not worked? What can we do together?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.gov.uk/world/organisations/uk-science-innovation-network-in-france
 
Description International Full Circle Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Presented at the International Full Circle summer conference. This was an opportunity to showcase ALPHA and how we involve young people in research. We provided the group with background information on public involvement and the different approaches to involvement. We also provided examples of where ALPHA have influenced decision making in DECIPHer and discussed with them the opportunity or developing a national style ALPHA group to sit within the school health research network.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Interview with S Murphy for Guardian Teacher Network article on SHRN 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact S Murphy was interviewed for a Guardian Teacher Network 'Partnerships in Practice' article.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/2017/mar/10/science-schools-universities-research-partne...
 
Description Invited member of the Sex and Relationships Education Expert Panel to help inform the development of the future Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) curriculum in Wales. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Shared practice and expertise (including SHRN 2015/16 data) during face to face panel meetings and in virtual discussions leading to the publication of the 'Future of the Sex and Relationships Education Curriculum in Wales' report. Two publications included: Informing the Future Sex and Relationships Education Curriculum in Wales E Renold and E McGeeney (Cardiff University, 2017) pp.1-160 http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/research/explore/find-a-project/ this is in addition to the main report: http://gov.wales/docs/dcells/publications/180104-future-of-the-sex-and-relationships-education-curriculum-in-wales-en.pdf
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL http://gov.wales/docs/dcells/publications/180104-future-of-the-sex-and-relationships-education-curri...
 
Description Invited to attend the Children & Young People's Subgroup of the VAWDASV Advisory Group reporting to Julie James (AM) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact I have attended and contribute knowledge, experience and expertise to the Children & Young People's Subgroup of the VAWDASV Advisory Group. This includes reporting some SHRN 2015/16 data. The group meets regularly and reports back to the VAWDASV Advisory Group chaired by Julie James (AM). Report and action plan to the VAWDASV Advisory Group on how to include focus on CYP.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description Media coverage of Long BMJ Open paper on looked after young people 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact A press release was issued on publication of the paper (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-014198) and this was reported by ITV online and Technology.org.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.itv.com/news/wales/update/2017-03-02/substance-misuse-and-binge-drinking-higher-in-young-...
 
Description Media coverage of de Lacy BMJ Open paper on e-cigarettes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact A press release was issued on publication of the paper (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-012784) and this was reported by BBC news in Wales, ITV online, the south Wales Argus online, Technology.org, and myscience.org.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.altmetric.com/details/16170674/news
 
Description Meeting with Estyn lead for wellbeing Oct 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact School Health Research Network staff met the new lead for wellbeing at Estyn, the school inspectorate, and discussed collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with Newport Council Educational Psychologists 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact School Health Research Network staff met with James Cording and Rob Brooks, Educational Psychologists from Newport City Council on 17th July 2018 to discuss the Network and how its school-level Student Health and Wellbeing Reports could be useful to their work with schools.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with Office for National Statistics Sep 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact School Health Research Network staff met representatives from the Office for National Statistics to discuss collaboration and sharing of data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with Public Health Wales Consultant (SHRN) [HEWITT] 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting with Sue Mably, consultant in public health at Public Health Wales to discuss cross over in mental health and wellbeing work. 5th May 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with Welsh Government curriculum leads (SHRN) [HEWITT] 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The School Health Research Network manager met Kevin Griffiths (Welsh Government health and wellbeing lead for the new curriculum) and David Sargent (PSE lead for present curriculum) to discuss how the Network could support the new curriculum.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meetings to engage national stakeholders with SHRN 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The School Health Research Network manager and PI regularly meet national level stakeholders to discuss the relevance of SHRN to their work and to form strategic alliances. Examples of national stakeholders include:
- Huw Foster Evans, Chief Executive, National Academy for Educational Leadership - to discuss SHRN developing an accredited course in health and wellbeing for headteachers (26.11.18)
- Education Workforce Council - to discuss how EWC funding for small school research projects could support use of shrn data at the local level (27.11.18 and 30.1.19)
- Welsh Local Government Association - to discuss lunch break lengths (21.1.19)
- Ian Jones, Welsh Government (responsibility for Public Service Boards) (3.7.19)
- ADEW (Assoc. of Directors of Education) - presentation on 12.7.19)
- Sara James, Welsh Government (senior civil servant in education research) - 25.7.9; Nov 2019
- Fiona Cunnah, Welsh Government civil servant with responsibility for the Welsh Network of Healthy School Schemes - 14.11.19
- Ella Sivan, Welsh Government civil servant - 29.11.19, 20.1.20 (with teacher seconded to SHRN)
- Research Manager of the Children's Society (Richard Crellin) - 17.12.19
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019,2020
 
Description Meetings to engage regional stakeholders with SHRN 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The School Health Research Network manager arranged a series of meetings with regional level health, education and social care stakeholders across Wales to explore what SHRN could offer them in their regional level work on young people's health and wellbeing. Also to discuss the feasibility, form and content of a regional level event.
Examples of stakeholders include Mike Glavin, Managing Director of Central South Consortium (22nd August 2018); Dermot McChrystal, Director of Education for Torfaen (11th September 2018); Garem Jackson, Director of Education for Gwynedd (11th October 2018 and 10th January 2019); Ann Hughes, acting lead for Healthy Schools in Gwynedd and Sharon Williams, GwE consortia regional wellbeing advisor (11th October 2018); wellbeing lead at the EAS Consortia (July 2019); wellbeing team and lead (John Welch) at South Central Consortium (18.9.19).

The manager attended a roundtable meeting hosted by the Wales Centre for Public Policy on 25/7/19 to discuss evidence for Public Service Boards. Several Welsh Government officials also attended the meeting.

The SHRN Manager was invited to attend an event led by the ERW consortium, which brought together six schools to discuss how to use their SHRN data (10/10/19).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
 
Description Meetings to engage stakeholders in England with SHRN model 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Simon Murphy had teleconferences with Catherine Newsome from the Department for Education and Jennifer Wright from Public Health England to discuss how the SHRN model might be translated to the English context.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meetings with education consortia representatives 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Simon Murphy and the School Health Research Network Manager met Kevin Palmer (Assistant Director) and Kathryn Bevan (Equity and Wellbeing Lead) of the Educational Achievement Service for South East Wales (EAS). Both were very interested in SHRN and how it could be of value to them in their work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meetings with senior Welsh Government Education civil servants 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact School Health Research Network staff held meetings with Richard Thurston, Jo Starkey, Ruth Conway and Claire Reynolds to discuss the Network and how it might contribute to Welsh Government's Education work, in particular evaluating the new curriculum and providing data to support the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description National Briefing Paper: Student Wellbeing in Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A National Briefing Paper, Student Wellbeing in Wales, was published in May 2019, reporting on four wellbeing related variables from the 2017 Student Health and Wellbeing Survey / Health Beheviour in School-aged Children Survey.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.shrn.org.uk/national-data/
 
Description National Briefing Paper: Young People 'Looked After' in Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact At the request of Welsh Government we published a briefing paper 'Young People 'Looked After' in Wales: findings from the 2017/18 Health Behaviour in School-aged Children Survey and School Health Research Network Student Health and Wellbeing Survey' to look specifcally at the wellbeing and health behaviours of young people who identified themselves as being in the care of their local authority.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.shrn.org.uk/national-data/
 
Description Online Web Conference with Alun High School 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Peter Gee (PG) spoke with Alun School, Flintshire & Joan Roberts (JR) in west Wales to trial the web conferencing feature for the new National Student Advisory Group (NSAG).
PG spoke Alan school to identifying the feasibility of running online focus groups within schools. The trial was hoped to identify what worked, what needed improving and what the students thought. PG ran a simple focus group exercise designed to identify and gather students understanding of public health topics and what topics need addressing more than other.
The aim is that this will help DECIPHer identify Research Priorities (RP) of young people. Therefore DECIPHer can tailor our research to have the greatest potential public health benefit.
This interactive model offers us the ability to give, receive and discuss information in real-time. It is extremely useful for conducting ALPHA sessions remotely with the potential to attract students from more than one school. There are a number of possible benefits for conducting research in this way, including increased speed of data collection, lower cost, and improved opportunity for some population groups to participate in research.
The first task was to test the feasibility of the web conferencing system and identify any limitations with the service, it was also an opportunity to demonstrate the strengths of the service and showcase the potential impact. We held an online meeting with myself in Cardiff, JR in west Wales and the school council from Alun School in Flintshire. PG ran through some of the functionalities of the service, including PowerPoint presentations, uploading PDF documents, and sharing the split screen.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description PHRCoE conference 2015 - SHRN workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A workshop on the School Health Research Network was held at the Public Health Research Centres of Excellence annual conference. Participants discussed the strengths and weaknesses of the Network and how it might be relevant to their work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description PHW/SHRN event for health and education stakeholders 4/12/19 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Public Health Wales and the School Health Research Network hosted an event, 'Healthy Schools - Healthy Futures', aimed at key health and education stakeholders in Wales. It was attended by school senior leaders and representatives from senior levels of health and education organisations in Wales. There were themed workshops and keynotes speakers, including the education minister Kirsty Williams, Professor Chris Bonell (LSHTM), and Rhydian Jones (teacher from Ysgol Aberconwy, seconded to SHRN). The event aimed to raise awareness of how the health and education sectors can work together, utilising the School Health Research Network's resources, to improve young people's health and wellbeing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Plenary at the Welsh Public Health Conference (Healthy Planet, Healthy Wales), 8th-9th Nov 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Simon Murphy was invited to give a plenary presentation at the Welsh Public Health Conference (Healthy Planet, Healthy Wales), 8th-9th Nov 2018 where he talked about the School Health Research Network.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.wphc.wales/
 
Description Policy Forum for Wales: Health and wellbeing in Wales -new regulations, promoting healthier lifestyles and tackling health inequalities 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.policyforumforwales.co.uk/forums/index.php?fid=policy_forum_for_wales
 
Description Presentation at ISCI conference in Montreal 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Overview of school health research network progress presented
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation at e-cigarette summit, London 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited presentation on young people's use of tobacco and e-cigarettes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation of SEQ data to ADEW 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professor Simon Murphy and Julie Bishop (Director of healthcare improvement at Public Health Wales) jointly presented data from the SHRN School Environment Questionnaire to the Association of Directors of Education in Wales (ADEW). There was acknowledgement from the meeting that the SEQ data could meet many of their data needs, without conducting their own surveys.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation of work with secondary schools to date and planned work with primary schools (including ongoing CRUK funded study on vaping and smoking) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Invited presentation at Ceredigion healthy schools network. Primary audience head teachers and healthy schools leads
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation on SHRN at European Public Health Conference 22/11/19 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave a presentation 'The School Health Research Network in Wales: Development, implementation and contributing to public health policy' as part of a workshop (How can data on adolescents'health behavior contribute to Public health policies? Lessons from HBSC) at the 12th European Public Health Conference, 22.11.19. The audience included public health policy makers and practitioners as well as academics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://ephconference.eu/conference-2019-marseille-271
 
Description Presentation to Swansea Healthy Schools meeting (SHRN) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The School Health Research Network manager presented to the Swansea local authority healthy schools meeting in November to raise awareness of the Network. Four schools expressed an interest in joining in the Network and two did so, going on to complete a student health survey by the end of term.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation to Vale of Glamorgan Pupil Wellbeing Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The School Health Research Network Manager presented at the Vale of Glamorgan pupil wellbeing event on 22nd November 2017. The event was attended by schools and a range of people from the LEA, public health and third sector that support health in schools. Much interest was shown in the Network.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.cardiff-times.co.uk/vale-glamorgan-primary-secondary-schools-gather-pupil-wellbeing-even...
 
Description Presentation to Welsh Government education department 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation to Support for Learners Division generated interest and feedback from the civil servants and there was discussion about how the School Health Research Network related to their work and current priorities.

Head of Division agreed to join School Health Research Network Advisory Board.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Press enquiry on regional smoking and e-cig use 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact We were approached by a journalist from The Bureau of Investigative Journalism requesting data on youth smoking and vaping for an article looking at the rates of these behaviours across the UK. We supplied the information requested.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Press release and associated media articles based on output from the SRE Expert Panel 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact A press release created based on the report created by the SRE expert panel (including use of SHRN data) was created. This lead to the following media outputs: Here is the WG link to the report
http://gov.wales/topics/educationandskills/publications/reports/future-of-the-sex-and-relationships-education-curriculum-in-wales/?lang=en

Press coverage

• https://theconversation.com/sex-and-relationship-education-should-be-about-rights-and-equity-not-just-biology-88806
• http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-42339566
• https://www.itv.com/news/wales/2017-12-13/sex-education-in-wales-in-need-of-major-overhaul/
• http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/sex-education-needs-less-biology-14030078
• Western Mail - 18/12/17
• Pembrokeshire Herald - 21/12/2017
• Carmarthenshire Herald - 21/12/2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/news/view/1032770-calls-for-major-overhaul-of-sex-and-relationships-educat...
 
Description Press release for DRV paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Press release issued for a paper, 'Dating and relationship violence victimization and perpetration among 11-16 year olds in Wales: a cross-sectional analysis of the School Health Research Network (SHRN) survey', which generated media interest.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/news/view/1726764-dating-and-relationship-violence-a-significant-issue-amo...
 
Description Press release for Gambling paper and Guardian article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Press release issued for a publication 'Prevalence of gambling behaviours and their associations with socioemotional harm among 11-16 year olds in Wales: findings from the School Health Research Network survey', which generated media interest, including a Guardian article.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/oct/10/almost-half-children-aged-11-16-say-gambled-recently
 
Description Press release for SHRN National Report 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact A press release was issued on 22.5.19 to raise awareness of the first national report of SHRN's Student Health and Wellbeing Survey.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/news/view/1499734-Largest-report-of-its-kind-reveals-the-issues-affecting-...
 
Description Press release for Young People 'Looked After' briefing paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact We issued a press release to highlight the launch of a briefing paper 'Young People 'Looked After' in Wales: findings from the 2017/18 Health Behaviour in School-aged Children Survey and School Health Research Network Student Health and Wellbeing Survey'.

The briefing was referenced by Janet Finch-Saunders AM, the Welsh Conservatives' Shadow Minister for Social Care, Children, and Young People, who called for more action on the back of the analsis:

https://www.welshconservatives.com/news/urgent-action-needed-support-young-people-care
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/news/view/1753582-scale-of-substance-misuse-among-adolescents-in-residenti...
 
Description Press release for summer holiday experiences paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact A press release was issued to accompany the publication of new SHRN data analyses (Socio-Economic Inequalities in Adolescent Summer Holiday Experiences, and Mental Wellbeing on Return to School: Analysis of the School Health Research Network/Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children Survey in Wales; https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/16/7/1107). The lead author, Kelly Morgan was subsequently interviewed by the BBC World Service.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/news/view/1468172-school-summer-holiday-experiences-may-be-putting-poorer-...
 
Description Press release for tobacco renormalisation paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact A press release was issued to accompany the publication of a paper that utilised SHRN data (Have e-cigarettes renormalised or displaced youth smoking? Results of a segmented regression analysis of repeated cross sectional survey data in England, Scotland and Wales; https://tobaccocontrol.bmj.com/content/early/2019/03/08/tobaccocontrol-2018-054584). This led to international media interest in the paper, including 100 news items and several radio interviews. (https://www.altmetric.com/details/58298492/news)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/news/view/1468817-growth-in-e-cigarette-use-hasnt-led-young-people-to-thin...
 
Description Press release for wellbeing briefing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact A press release was issued to raise the profile of the first Briefing Paper published from the 2017 Student Health and Wellbeing Survey / Health Behaviour in School-aged Children Survey.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://decipher.uk.net/student-wellbeing-in-wales-initial-findings-from-the-2017-18-health-behaviour...
 
Description Public Involvement Teleconference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Patients, carers and/or patient groups
Results and Impact The new Interactive Video Drama (IVD) for the Jack trial was previewed to the ALPHA members who attended the April residential meeting. It was a chance for the Young People (YP) to see the IVD for the first time and an opportunity to provide their opinions and feedback. Unfortunately only one ALPHA member was able to attend this session. The YP, with Honor Young and Peter Gee, watched the video and presented their feedback to Aine Aventin and Marrow Communications via teleconference. The below information summarises the feedback from both the YP and the Jack trial researchers.
Initial feedback
Overall it was agreed that the new IVD was considerably a lot better than the previous one. It was clear that the comments made during the residential weekend was taken into consideration and used to update the video. There were some minor concerns around certain aspects of the video but not significant enough to prevent the IVD main aim of preventing teenage pregnancies.

Positive:
1. Relationship between Jack and Emma can be seen, it's believable and natural and liked that there was more ethnic diversity. The relationship is no longer perceived as forced this helps to show that Emma and Jack are in a sexual relationship.
2. Locations and filming scenes are more suitable to the target audience. I.e. walking round housing estates.
3. The acting was a better-quality which made the IVD seem more realistic and you could imagine yourself in that situation.
4. The accents of the actors are easier to understand which helps to make the video seem more realistic.
5. Agreed the school scenes were much improved and very realistic. It was more natural with pupils walking passed having their own conversations whilst Jack and Emma were talking about their options, not hiding anything and not being secretive.
6. Technology - Text on screen worked well, it will help to prevent the video from aging. Also the text language was suitable and appropriate.
7. The actors were relevant to the age that they were portraying. Jack, Emma and their friends all looked 16.
8. Lack of music made the video seem more serious and it helped to keep the focus on the drama.
9. Liked the diversity throughout the video, both with Jack and Emma and with Jack and his friends.

Minor Concerns:
1. Posters in Jacks bedroom look cheap and printed off the computer (not a major concern as you only see them for a matter of seconds).
2. Some narration was unnecessary and interrupted the flow of the film. Felt odd that Jack was narrating the actions that he was doing. For instance, when he put his arm around Emma he stated that he put his arm around Emma. No need for narration when you have a visual image.
3. During the friend's scene, no one mention about Emma and asked "how does Emma feel?" there was also some negative comments about Emma. Aine said that this might be rectified by adding a question about Emma and her friends at this stage.
4. The ALPHA member also had some concerns with the parents' reactions - whilst they were appropriate and suitable the YP thought the scenes could be improved if it was clearer that each thing a parent said was a different possible reaction rather than one response from a parent that included two different reactions. They thought perhaps more of a gap between the reactions might help. Honor also felt that there appeared to me more 'negative' than 'positive' reactions from parents and wondered if it would help if positive and negative reactions were mixed rather than having negative reactions at start and positive reactions at the end.
5. Change the format of the parents' reactions. They felt quite negative towards the beginning of the scene, which may be misleading to the audience.
6. Agreed the counsellor scene was good but felt some of the 'questions' Emma asked aloud were a bit unnatural i.e. like things she would be saying in her head, rather than out loud. This could be improved if Emma said 'some of the things that have been going around my head/I've been thinking about are. Aine asked if they felt this was an essential change and it would probably involve reshooting the scene. Consensus was that it was not essential.
7. Text worked well on screen, but the last text was a bit odd. It was too formal, it needed to be more conversational and a longer message. The final text message was slightly brief considering the gravity of what he is communicating. Suggested the following: 'Hi Emma. I've done what the counsellor asked and I've made my decision. I know what I think'.
8. Honor thought that perhaps Jack's accent was too 'posh'. Neither Pete not the young person agreed.
9. At 08:26 you can hear the director say, "yep good".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description RCT Wellbeing Meeting 16/10/19 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The School Health Research Network Manager was invited to attend a wellbeing meeting in Rhondda Cynon Taf local authority. Local teachers got together to discuss how to use their SHRN data. The meeting was attended by the School Food lead from the Welsh Local Government Association (Gareth Thomas). There was a lot of discussion about food in schools, including influences like lunch break length.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Radio interview with BBC Health Check on summer holiday loneliness 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Kelly Morgan gave an interview to BBC Healthcheck about the paper she authored that analysed Student Health and Wellbeing Survey data on summer holiday experiences and their impact on wellbeing.
The interview starts 11 minutes into the programme: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w3csy9jz
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w3csy9jz
 
Description SHRN Advisory Board 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The School Health Research Network Advisory Board has senior representatives from key health and education organizations in Wales, including Estyn, Welsh Government and NISCHR. They raise awareness of SHRN within their organizations and help ensure SHRN develops in a way that is compatible with their organization's aims.

Valuable advice from the Advisory Board was incorporated in to the school feedback reports and national network of healthy schools developed evidence based practice
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.shrn.org.uk/advisory-board/
 
Description SHRN Local Authority feedback reports 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The School Health Research Network circulated local authority level feedback reports for the first time in 2018, using data from the 2017/18 Student Health and Wellbeing Survey. Authorities qualified to receive a report if 75% of their secondary schools took part in the survey. 21/22 authorities received a report. The reports were also circulated to Directors of Public Health and local Healthy School teams.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description SHRN Manager and schools attend inaugral SHINE event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The School Health Research Network Manager was invited to present at the inaugral event of the SHINE network; the equivalent of SHRN in Scotland, on 22nd May 2019. She took three teachers from Welsh secondary schools with her and they all presented on what being a member of SHRN had meant to their schools. There was a great deal of interest from the Scottish schools and health and education stakeholders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description SHRN Research Briefs [HEWITT] 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact School Health Research Network member schools are sent a Research Brief every time a peer-reviewed journal article based on SHRN research is published. The Brief summarises the article and includes a 'what does this mean for my school?' section. The Briefs are also sent to school health practitioners and health policy-makers. The aim of the Briefs is to support evidence-informed decision-making in school health and engage schools with health research and evidence. Briefs are also presented during Network webinars.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017,2018,2019
URL http://www.shrn.org.uk/research/research-briefing-sheets/
 
Description SHRN School feedback reports 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact 69 schools in the School Health Research Network each received an individualised, school-level, student health report based on their Health Behaviour in School-aged Children Survey data. Reports also included advice on how to act on their data.
Reports distributed to 87 schools in 2016.
Reports distributed to 193 schools in 2018.

Other schools that have seen the reports have indicated they would like to join the School Health Research Network.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2016,2018
URL http://www.shrn.org.uk/schools/
 
Description SHRN film [HEWITT] 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact ITN produced a film about the School Health Research Network (English and Welsh versions) which was posted on the SHRN website and broadcast at events to publicise SHRN, support recruitment of schools and engagement of key health, education and social care stakeholders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
URL http://www.shrn.org.uk/about/
 
Description SHRN manager presented at Bridgend Healthy Schools event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The School Health Research Network Manager was invited to present at the Bridgend Healthy Schools Event (6/6/19), attended by schools, pupils, local authority staff and public health practitioners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description SHRN meeting with PRU and Special school representatives in Welsh Government 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The School Health Research Network Manager met with representatives in Welsh Government with responsibility for special schools (19th March 2018) and pupil referal units (19th April 2018) to discuss how SHRN related to these settings and how Welsh Government could facilitate their inclusion in the SHRN model.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description SHRN meetings with CCfW 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The School Health Research Network Manager and the PI met with Kath Mattingly and Jane Houston from the Children's Commissioner for Wales's Office (27.2.18). They discussed collaboration with SHRN, especially regarding young people's involvement. Two events were discussed, one based around SHRN analysis of bullying data and one on engagement with the data (both aimed at young people).

Further meetings were held with Kirrin Davidson and Jane Houston (29.11.18, 3.12.18, 25.7.19) to discuss strategic links between SHRN and the CCfW.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
 
Description SHRN network launch 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Representatives from 22 schools attended network event to develop evidence based practice approach

Health action groups in schools used network data for planning activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.shrn.org.uk/
 
Description SHRN presentation at East of England CYP Mental Health Event, Cambridge [HEWITT] 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Keynote presentation at regional conference on mental health. Lots of interest from the audience, including English schools asking if the School Health Research Network student survey could be conducted in their schools.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SHRN presentation to Directors of Education [HEWITT] 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation to Local Authority Directors of Education in Wales to raise awareness of the School Health Research Network and its relevance and value to the education sector and to gain Directors' support for school recruitment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SHRN school webinars [HEWITT] 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Three webinars for schools (March 2015, November 2015, February 2016) focusing on school health research and its application to practice aimed to inform schools and engage them in research and how it is relevant to them. Fourth webinar broadcast in April 2016. Webinars posted on School Health Research Network website. Fifth webinar broadcast in November 2016. Webinars in 2017 broadcast in February, March and November. Webinars in 2018 broadcast in February, March and November. Webinars in 2019 broadcast in February, March and November. Webinars in 2020 broadcast in February
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016,2017,2018,2019
URL http://www.shrn.org.uk/webinars/
 
Description SHRN stall at GwE conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The School Health Reseach Network manager attended a regional education consortia (GwE) conference on 6/3/18. SHRN had a stand and the manager networked with a range of regional education stakeholders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.gwegogledd.cymru/nav/events/gwe-conferences/success-for-all-conference
 
Description SHRN webinar for PHW 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A webinar about the School Health Research Network and its relationship with Public Health Wales and the Welsh Network of Healthy School Schemes was broadcast to Public Health Wales staff in December 2015. Questions were asked at the end of the webinar.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description School senior management meetings 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Presentations at local authority headteacher meetings in Torfaen and Wrexham and at the Denbighshire Secondary School Senior Leadership Inclusion Group were well received and generated interest and questions from school senior management team leaders and local authority representatives. Several schools joined the School Health Research Network following the presentations. These meetings have continued in 2016 and 2017 in more local authority areas and resulted in further schools joining the Network.

School leaders in Denbighshire are supporting a pilot of how pupil referral units and special schools could be involved in the School Health Research Network and how school level health data might be shared with other local agencies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016,2017
 
Description School visits (SHRN) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The School Health Research Network manager has visited 9 schools that joined the Network but could not attend the launch event in June. She has also met with representatives from all schools in Denbighshire and the Denbighshire Healthy Schools coordinator and met the Wrexham Healthy Schools manager. At each meeting teachers reviewed and commented on the school health feedback reports and resources being offered by the Network. 2016: School visits are ongoing as part of recruitment to the Network. Nearly all schools that are visited go on to join the Network.

Denbighshire schools that were not members of the Network asked to join. Schools suggested multiple ways in which they could make use of their reports for teaching, pupil voice and parent engagement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2016,2017
 
Description Society for Social Medicine Newsletter - article on SHRN 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Not aware of any results.

Not aware of any impacts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://socsocmed.org.uk/newsletters/
 
Description Teacher advisory panel for Pathfinder project 'Spit for Science' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Representatives from School Health Research Network schools and local Healthy School teams were invited to take part in a panel to advice the Pathfinder research team at Cardiff University about collecting saliva samples in secondary schools for a data linkage research project (26.9.18). The teachers gave very valuable practical information and said they learnt a lot themselves about genetics and the research process, so it was a very valuable 2-way process.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Television and radio interviews relating to e-cigarette use and proposed bans on vaping in public places (April 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Further media contact. Requests from Welsh Government to discuss findings and potential policy impacts
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-33025872
 
Description The Conversation blog on Summer Holiday Experiences paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Authors Kelly Morgan and Graham Moore wrote a blog for The Conversation about a recently published analysis of SHRN data (Socio-Economic Inequalities in Adolescent Summer Holiday Experiences, and Mental Wellbeing on Return to School: Analysis of the School Health Research Network/Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children Survey in Wales; https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/16/7/1107).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://theconversation.com/poorer-childrens-summer-holiday-experiences-linked-with-worse-mental-wel...
 
Description Torfaen headteachers' meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The SHRN Manager attended the Torfaen Headteachers' meeting (8th May 2019) to talk about SHRN and encourage secondary schools to take part in the 2019 survey. In 2017, Torfaen was the only local authority which did not get a local authority Student Health & Wellbeing Report due to low school participation. The group were enthusiastic about taking part and will be supported by a local authority advisor.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Update on SHRN for NQA Assessors [HEWITT] 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The School Health Research Network manager gave a presentation on the Network to the Welsh Network of Healthy School Schemes National Quality Award assessors. 2nd March 2016 and 19th January 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2018
 
Description Visit to Propel Centre, University of Waterloo 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Presented and discussed the School Health Research Network with Canadian policy makers, health and education practitioners, and academics and heard about their experiences of working collaboratively to improve school health.

A joint symposium abstract was submitted to the 2015 International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity conference. Plans were made to link schools in Wales with schools in Canada.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description WBQ conference - SHRN stand [HEWITT] 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Cardiff University hosted a conference for schools on the Welsh Baccalaureate qualification (5th July 2016) and SHRN had a stand in the foyer to provide information about the Network and how Student Health and Wellbeing Reports can be used for Welsh Bacc student projects. Ten non-member schools completed membership forms for the Network.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description WHO Europe workshops on European pilot of SHRN model 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Simon Murphy attended the second workshop (21/2/19) organised by the WHO Regional Office for Europe to support and advise the first phase of a European pilot of the SHRN model. Plans were made for future work, including further discussions at the WHO/HBSC meeting in Iceland in June.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description WISERD conference presentation - Graham Moore July 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation entitled, 'School composition, school culture and socioeconomic inequalities in young people's health: multi-level analysis of the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) Survey in Wales' given at the WISERD annual conference, 18th July 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/annual-conference-2018
 
Description WNHSS conference (SHRN) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The School Health Research Network manager gave a presentation at the All Wales Conference of the Welsh Network of Healthy School Schemes, attended by local authority based healthy school scheme coordinators.

No notable impacts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015
 
Description Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Presented to teachers to learn more about the University's School Health Research Network (SHRN). Hear how participating schools get their own tailored Student Health and Wellbeing Reports consisting of data on key emotional and physical health topics with national data available for comparison. These reports, issued every two years, allow for self-assessment of health and wellbeing needs and provide a valuable source of creditable data useful when undertaking a health related Individual Project. Teachers were shown how to access this freely available information and given tips on how this can be used for a welsh bacc individual project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Welsh Public Health Conference 2015: 'United in Improving Health: A Healthier, Happier and Fairer Wales' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on the School Health Research Network and its relevance to Public Health Wales.
Presentations sparked questions and discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Welsh Public Health Conference 2016 - SHRN presentation [HEWITT] 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Two parallel presentations on the School Health Research Network at the Welsh Public Health Conference (Health in Wales: the shape of things to come) 1st and 2nd November 2016. Presentation entitled:'The School Health Research Network: embedding a data and partnership infrastructure for health improvement planning and evaluation at multiple system levels'. Questions and discussion after both presentations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description What Works Blog about SHRN 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact We were invited to write a blog about SHRN for the Cabinet Office's What Works website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://whatworks.blog.gov.uk/2019/06/04/taking-complex-adaptive-system-approach-to-improving-adoles...
 
Description Workshop 2 for Healthy School Coordinators (SHRN - ESRC IAA) [HEWITT] 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Twenty Healthy School Coordinators attended a half-day workshop 'Improving school health outcomes: using data to assess school health and wellbeing' (9th March 2016). This was part of a programme of CPD jointly designed by the School Health Research Network and Public Health Wales. Evaluation of the workshop was positive with 19 participants rating it as useful and 15 saying they intended to use what they had learned.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Workshop at HBSC meeting in Iceland 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Simon Murphy and Honor Young (SHRN) and Chris Roberts (Welsh Government) chaired at workshop at the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children Study meeting in Iceland on 19/6/19. The workshop was called "Promoting HBSC data use using the School Health Research Network (SHRN) in Wales: A model for building relationships and stakeholder engagement across countries" and there was a lot of interest from other countries about the SHRN model.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Workshop for Healthy School Coordinators (SHRN - ESRC IAA) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 28 Healthy School coordinators attended a day-long workshop on evidence-based practice. Positive feedback from the event indicated these practitioners are keen to try to implement evidence based practice principles in their work. Public Health Wales are reviewing the feedback from the event in order to develop support for healthy school coordinators.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Young People Advisory Group - ALPHA meeting - Joint ALPHA & SHRN project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact ALPHA are worked with SHRN to develop an engagement event for the ESRC festival of Science. The event involved going into 6 different schools throughout Wales and running workshops which encouraged the students to discuss public health topics and how it can influence their lives. This ALPHA session was a chance to test out the planned tasks and consider suitable ages for the activities. ALPHA helped refine the tasks and provided suggestion on how to involve all students in the sessions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Young People Advisory Group - ALPHA meeting - SHRN Survey Questionnaire 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Two researchers met with the ALPHA group to ask for feedback relating to the added questions for the School Health Research Network (SHRN) Questionnaire. This session was an opportunity for ALPHA to provide response and comment on the questionnaire. The group were asked if they thought the questions were age appropriate and asked for suggestions to improve the wording of the questions. The findings from this session helped inform SHRN of the changes that need to be made. These suggested changes have been inputted into the original set of questions in a track changes format.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Young Persons Advisory Group - ALPHA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact In April 2018 Rachel Brown meet with ALPHA to discuss the Tobacco Product Directive (TPD) and the changes made to the legislation. Including plain packaging, health warnings and smaller refill sizes. Researchers have met with focus groups of young people with plans for the groups to meet again in another year.
Rachel Brown worked with ALPHA again, to share some of the final analysis of the TPD study data so the group can see how pupil behaviour changed between the first phase (the one that the group commented on) and the following year. We also discussed the findings from the TPD study and whether or not ALPHA agreed with them.
Rachel also asked for ALPHA views on several additional questions for the SHRN survey 2019. We wanted ALPHA to review the questions for sense checking and language used and to make them more suitable and appropriate for the target population.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019