#BeeWell Wednesday – April newsletter

Welcome to our April #BeeWell Wednesday newsletter. We hope colleagues taking time off over the Easter holidays have a great break. 


Catch-up on the Year 2 GM #BeeWell Survey Findings 

In case you missed it, we have now launched the new Greater Manchester #BeeWell survey results for Year 2! Surveys completed by young people in Years 9 and 10 in Autumn 2022 have told us that…  

  • The data has remained stable in two years of surveys, which means, we’re increasingly confident in calling for action to address the inequalities in wellbeing experienced by young people 
  • Wellbeing scores have declined slightly as young people moved from Year 8 to 9 
  • Similarly, the amount of young people that say they get enough sleep or have good places to go in their free time has declined from Year 8 into Year 9 

You can find more detail on these key messages, here, which comes alongside a new update to the #BeeWell neighbourhood dashboard. You can now use the dashboard to track longitudinal data from Year 8 into Year 9, and Year 10 (2021) compared to Year 10 (2022). 


These new findings are celebrated by our Coalition of Partners – thank you for getting involved! 

Thank you to everyone who joined us for a session exploring this data at the People’s History Museum last week. A range of partners got involved on the day, writing pledges to Listen, Act & Celebrate the voices of young people. In the coming weeks, we will work with our partners on putting these pledges into action. The themes discussed will also shape future research briefings from the #BeeWell team, with the first two to be published on physical activity and sleep. 

If you couldn’t make it last week but want to hear more from the team about the findings, contact for the details to join our virtual Coalition of Partners meeting on the 12th April at 4pm. 


Hampshire and Isle of Wight Integrated Care System region will launch #BeeWell in Autumn 2023 

Hampshire, The Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton have now announced they are set to become the second region in the UK to benefit from England’s largest youth-centred wellbeing programme. Young people and schools across all four local authorities will be invited to take part in the #BeeWell survey in the Autumn term. Work is already underway with pathfinder schools to co-design elements of the existing #BeeWell survey. You can read more about this announcement here. 

Anyone interested in the #BeeWell programme in the Hampshire and Isle of Wight ICS region can contact 


#BeeWell is hiring a National Director 

Following the announcement of a second #BeeWell location, the programme is expanding and looking for a National Director to build upon the pioneering work of these two areas in Phase 2 of #BeeWell. Find out more about the role: National Director – Starfish Search