About #BeeWell

Developed in response to a growing concern for the wellbeing of young people in the UK, #BeeWell is a collaboration between The University of Manchester, The Gregson Family Foundation and Anna Freud, who, together with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), launched the programme in 2019. 

Where #BeeWell started 

#BeeWell started when David Gregson, a philanthropist and board member of multiple national charities and sporting bodies, contacted The University of Manchester in 2019 looking to collaborate on a project to address his concerns about the wellbeing of young people in the UK.


The first #BeeWell survey 

In collaboration with a team of experts, more than 150 young people from 15 pathfinder schools across Greater Manchester designed the original #BeeWell wellbeing survey to ensure it captured what matters to them. The annual #BeeWell survey is the first of its kind. 

We’ve now heard the voices of more than 60,000 young people across 187 secondary schools in Greater Manchester in the two years since #BeeWell started delivering its survey. The success of #BeeWell in Greater Manchester has led to expansion into Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton in 2023.

#BeeWell is far more than just a survey.

Everything we do is guided by our core principles, we:




As part of our commitment to listen, act, celebrate #BeeWell is already starting to make a difference. 

Greater Manchester

Where the #BeeWell programme began in 2019.

Hampshire, Isle of Wight,

Portsmouth, Southampton

The second location where the full #BeeWell programme is being delivered from 2023.

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