Why schools should promote students’ health and wellbeing

  title={Why schools should promote students’ health and wellbeing},
  author={Chris Bonell and Neil Humphrey and Adam Fletcher and Laurence Moore and Robert Anderson and Rona Campbell},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
Education policy shouldn’t focus solely on academic attainment 
Implementing school-based interventions for mental health : a research portfolio
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The Health Promoting Schools Framework: Known Unknowns and an Agenda for Future Research
  • R. Langford, C. Bonell, R. Campbell
  • Medicine, Political Science
    Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education
  • 2017
An agenda for future school health promotion research is set out, considering implications for key stakeholders, namely, national governments, research funders, academics, and schools.
Role theory of schools and adolescent health.
Attitudes to health promotion among teaching staff in South West England: a qualitative study
Teachers experiences and perceptions of health promotion are explored and practice is compared with the HPS framework for school health to ensure health is mainstreamed across school strategies, if the authors are to create the conditions that promote future generations health.
Changes in Pre-Service Teacher Personal and Professional Attitudes Following a Comprehensive School Health Course
Comprehensive school health (CSH) is a framework that can support teachers in the delivery of health-related content as well as supporting health promotion within the school community. In this study,
Implementation of Kenyan comprehensive school health program: improvement and association with students' academic attainment.
Improvements of school health by the implementation of the Kenyan Comprehensive School Health Program and students' academic attainment are suggested.
A school intervention for 13- to 15-year-olds to prevent dating and relationship violence: the Project Respect pilot cluster RCT
Additional co-authors: H Luz McNaughton Reyes, Diana Elbourne, Helen Sweeting, Ruth Ponsford, Rona Campbell, Chris Bonell
The role of school-based health education in adolescent spiritual moral, social and cultural development
Background: The broad nature of young people’s development is internationally acknowledged, which includes physical, mental, spiritual, moral and social elements. In England, schools have a legal
Health Literacy in Schools? A Systematic Review of Health-Related Interventions Aimed at Disadvantaged Adolescents
Effective intervention strategies were identified that can be used to guide future interventions, including practical learning activities, peer support and approaches targeting the school environment, the parents or that link the intervention to the community.
Variations in schools’ commitment to health and implementation of health improvement activities: a cross-sectional study of secondary schools in Wales
There is no evidence of an ‘inverse care law’ in school health, with some evidence of more comprehensive, multi-level health improvement activity in more deprived schools, and large-scale, quantitative analysis supports previous smaller scale, qualitative studies/process evaluations that suggest that senior management team commitment to delivering health improvement is important for facilitating the delivery of comprehensive interventions.


The WHO Health Promoting School framework for improving the health and well-being of students and their academic achievement
The objective of this study was to assess the effectiveness of the Health Promoting Schools (HPS) framework in improving the health and well-being of students and their academic achievement.
Coordinated school health programs and academic achievement: a systematic review of the literature.
A systematic review of the literature examines evidence that school health programs aligned with the Coordinated School Health Program (CSHP) model improve academic success and finds the strongest evidence from scientifically rigorous evaluations exists for a positive effect on some academic outcomes.
The impact of enhancing students' social and emotional learning: a meta-analysis of school-based universal interventions.
Findings from a meta-analysis of 213 school-based, universal social and emotional learning programs involving 270,034 kindergarten through high school students suggest that policy makers, educators, and the public can contribute to healthy development of children by supporting the incorporation of evidence-based SEL programming into standard educational practice.
The impact of health and health behaviours on educational outcomes in high-income countries: a review of the evidence.
The overall finding is that there is reason to believe health does have an impact on education, and this finding should serve as a basis for raising the profile of child health in the public policy debate, and by illustrating the potential for mutual gains, it should help stimulate cross-sectoral collaboration between the health and education sectors.
Systematic review of the effects of schools and school environment interventions on health: evidence mapping and synthesis
There is non-definitive evidence for the feasibility and effectiveness of school environment interventions involving community/relationship building, empowering student participation in modifying schools' food/physical activity environments, and playground improvements and Multilevel studies suggest that schools that add value educationally may promote student health.
Coping with the Stress of High Stakes Testing
SUMMARY High stakes testing puts considerable pressure on schools, teachers, and students to achieve at high levels. Therefore, how schools and individuals cope with this major source of stress may
School‐Based Mental Health and Behavioral Programs for Low‐Income, Urban Youth: A Systematic and Meta‐Analytic Review
[Clin Psychol Sci Prac 18: 372–390, 2011] A systematic and meta-analytic review was conducted of the effectiveness of school-based mental health and behavioral programs for low-income, urban
Social and Emotional Learning: A Critical Appraisal.
Introduction Overview Rationale For The Text What is SEL? A Taxonomy of SEL Why Has SEL Become So Popular? What can Research Tell Us About SEL? The Importance of Implementation The Structure of this
No health without mental health