SHRN has successfully recruited 100 per cent of maintained schools in Wales as members, and is working with primary schools, thereby embedding itself into the school health improvement system at the local level.
Local authority level Student Health and Wellbeing Reports were released for the first time in 2018, following local demand for SHRN data. These reports have been shared widely among local health and educational service teams. Download an exemplar Local Authority report here.
Welsh Government utilises SHRN data for national policy planning and monitoring, including key policies related to the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act and national curriculum reform.
Public Health Wales has fully integrated SHRN into the development and evaluation of its Welsh Network of Healthy School Schemes (WNHSS).
Data from the SHRN surveys and subsequent research has earned national recognition. Here are a few examples of how its research has been used:
UK and International
Professor Simon Murphy and SHRN partners from Welsh Government and Public Health Wales attended WHO meetings in Copenhagen in 2018 and 2019 to contribute to the planning of a European-wide pilot school health network.
SHRN has been instrumental in supporting the SHINE network in Scotland, a research collaboration between the University of Glasgow and University of St Andrews. SHINE is a pilot model based on the SHRN infrastructure.
More detailed information on SHRN’s impact can be found on the SHRN website.