School HWB data reports

MH report

SHINE schools who participated in the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) Survey 2017/18 received a school- or regional-level wellbeing data report in 2019 to support improvement planning for pupil health and wellbeing. The data report included a range of range of health behaviours and outcomes including mental wellbeing, social media use, bullying and cyberbullying, healthy eating and sleep health. View an example report. 

SHINE HWB data reports show aggregated data split by year groups and gender. There is a minimum number of responses required per school to ensure that the anonymity of individuals is protected. As no individuals can be identified, the data reports can be shared to identify and discuss health and wellbeing priorities in collaboration with all stakeholders across the learning community.


SHINE HWB reports provide supporting text with relevant up-to-date research findings, advice on how to interpret the report, challenge questions and a directory of not-for-profit organisations which offer resources or training for schools. The reports are useful to :

  • identify the main mental health and wellbeing issues affecting pupils and the whole school community
  • focus on local needs and local context
  • identify hidden or emerging issues, or groups at particular risk
  • facilitate prioritising & targeting of resources
  • shape the school improvement plan
  • promote pupil voice and shared decision-making
  • support evidence-based action planning
  • design relevant health programmes and interventions
  • engage parents with pupil health concerns
  • support CfE self-evaluation
  • enrich the curriculum with up-to-date health-related research findings, for example in maths, science or PSE lessons.

SHINE schools usually receive their data reports within two weeks of collecting data, ensuring that the data reports are up-to-date, live and local documents to support improvement planning appropriate to the pupil context.