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Wellbeing of adolescent girls: An analysis of data from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) survey for England, 2014

This report summarises data on girls’ emotional health and wellbeing, informed by an analysis of data from the health behaviour in school-aged children (HBSC) study for England, 2014.1 The data draws on responses from 5,335 students aged 11-15 years who completed the HBSC survey in England.
This thematic report presents data from the most recent survey and illustrates associations between wellbeing of adolescent girls and demographics and social context. Relationships of importance and relevance which demonstrate considerable differences have been reported – guided by previous work on HBSC which has mapped protective factors across individual, family, school and local community domains.

This report is one of a series of three, the others covering cyberbullying and self-harm.

This report is intended for a range of audiences interested in promoting children and young people’s mental wellbeing, including for example local public health specialists, school nurses, head teachers and college principals, CCG leads, local councillors, CAMHS leads, mental health strategic clinical networks and local children and young people’s mental health commissioners.