There is increasing scientific evidence that lifestyle choices at an early age can drastically affect young people’s health and the health of their children in the future.
The EACH-B programme investigates risk factors associated with non-communicable diseases, including heart, lung and liver disease, as well as communicable diseases, such as COVID-19, to raise young people’s awareness and interest in the science underpinning health issues.
The LifeLab module incorporates science education and behavioural change research with the aim of helping young people:
develop their reasoning and decision-making skills
make positive changes to adolescent health-related attitudes
break cycles of unhealthy behaviour
This is delivered through a series of four lessons that culminate in a day of hands-on practical activities where students have the opportunity to explore their own health. In subsequent lessons, students are then challenged to use enquiry-based learning to conduct their own health investigation using research methods, with the students presenting their findings and outcomes.
Engaging Adolescents in Changing their Behaviour (EACH-B) is the research trial measuring the effectiveness of this approach. Funded by the National Institute for Health Research, the LifeLab module is one component of the three-part intervention which includes training teachers in Healthy Conversation Skills and offering young people a smartphone game to support them to make positive and lasting lifestyle changes. Please watch the video to see a short trailer of one of our games.
All local authority or academy secondary schools in Hampshire and surrounding areas are eligible to take part in the LifeLab EACH-B Research Trial. We are recruiting Year 8 students (aged 12–13 years) from 50 secondary schools / academies to take part.
For further information about the trial including details of how to register your school to take part please email email@example.com
Please note, the module is only available to schools enrolled on the trial. Registered schools are provided with a school username and password to access the resources.
If your school is enrolled on the research trial, please click here to login to the LifeLab resources.
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