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A sign that something is wrong?: Young people talking about self-harm
This briefing presents a summary of a qualitative research project which explored how self-harm was understood by a diverse group of 122 young people, mostly aged 13-16 years. 1 in 10 of those aged 14-16 report self-harm ...
Your space or mine? The role of public space in the lives of young people
Anxieties about young people’s use of public space are closely connected to strategies aimed at tackling antisocial behaviour (ASB). In Scotland, legal measures were introduced through the Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) ...
Addressing contraception at the time of abortion: experiences of women and health professionals
This study set out to identify similarities and differences between the experiences of women who received abortion care and of health professionals who gave that care in both SRHC and hospital settings. In relation to ...
Young People's views and knowledge about abortion
The primary aim of this qualitative study was to gain insight into the views of young people from contrasting socioeconomic backgrounds about abortion and access to abortion services. The study set out to assess the ...
Young people, cannabis and family life
This briefing reports on a study of the role of cannabis in young people's lives during their early teenage years. Interviews explored cannabis-related beliefs and behaviour of young people aged 13-15 within the context ...
Parents teenagers and family life: a qualitative investigation
Divorce is not only a social and legal institution that is the legal dissolution of a legal marriage, but is also a major life transition, with often negative emotional, social and practical consequences for many of the ...
Understanding Children's Lives: How children and parents experience and understand social and health inequalities
Children's differing social circumstances and experiences are part of the pathways implicated in health and illness in adulthood. However, children's own perspectives tend to be absent from adult-defined data about health ...
In love or just curious
Concern about the sexual behaviour and health of young people and the rate of teenage pregnancy has given sexual health a high policy profile in recent years. Much less explored are the meanings given to sexual behaviour ...
Supporting vulnerable young people
This study looked at young people who took part in programmes of planned mentoring. In this briefing we focus on what young people thought about the relationship with their mentors.
Parents’ and children’s negotiations around health: the case of the HPV vaccine
In 2007, the Scottish Government announced an in-school vaccination programme for teenage girls to protect against cervical cancer. In Scotland a young person under the age of 16 is deemed to have the legal capacity to ...