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‘How are you?’ student survey results

The results to the 2023-2024 How Are You? pupils’ voice survey for Year 8 and Year 10 pupils in Swindon have been published and are available to view or download from the surveys page of the JSNA website. 

The survey is carried out in Swindon’s secondary schools to learn about the changing behaviours of young people as they get older. The analysis of the survey helps Swindon’s public health team to provide a personalised approach to the support required by our schools, so that schools can provide an effective and meaningful PSHE curriculum and to inform their whole school approach to wellbeing. The findings include data on social norms; offering an insight into what pupils believe to be the risk behaviours of their peers, versus the reality. These data can be a powerful tool when engaging with young people in order to correct misperceptions of perceived norms.

This year, the results include gender and ethnicity comparisons, providing a helpful insight around inequalities on several issues including mental health and wellbeing, drugs, alcohol, smoking, vaping and other risk-taking behaviours.