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#BeeWell Wednesday: February Newsletter

Coming Soon – The 2023/24 #BeeWell Findings 

We can’t wait to share new #BeeWell data with you at the end of March 2024! We are hosting two regional events and one national event to ensure our Coalition of Partners hear first-hand all about our latest findings:

Regional Events:

Greater Manchester Year 3 Headline Findings Event, 3-5:30pm, 20th March, taking place at The Lowry, Salford.
Building on the success of last year’s event, we are excited to invite partners to join us to explore the new data and what we can all do in response. Spaces will be extremely limited for the event, please register your interest with beewell@manchester.ac.uk.

Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton (HIPS) Year 1 Data Launch, 11am-12:30pm, 25th March, virtual meeting.
This is an early opportunity to preview the HIPS data dashboard ahead of public release, interact with the findings and explore how they can be acted upon. If you have not received an invite and would like to join us, please contact hiow.beewell@hants.gov.uk.

National Event: 

National Coalition Of Partners Meeting, 2-3:30pm, 27th March, virtual meeting.
We would love for you to join us at our biggest national event to date to hear what young people are telling us about their wellbeing. Whether you currently operate in both regions, missed your regional event or want to hear the latest and get more involved with #BeeWell, sign-up here on Eventbrite.

Celebrating Children’s Mental Health Week 2024 

Last year, we celebrated Children’s Mental Health Week with BBC Children in Need by amplifying the voices of #BeeWell Young Health Champions – check out our short video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M626Z8fZrUI

This year, the theme of Children’s Mental Health Week is “My Voice Matters”. As #BeeWell continues to listen to young people and act together for change, take a look at what we’ve done to celebrate young people’s voices below…

  • Our #BeeWell Champions pilot project in Greater Manchester trained young people and created a £100k youth-led commissioning pot to support wellbeing in their local area. Find out more: #BeeWell Champions Youth-Led Commissioning in Greater Manchester. 
  • ‘More than a voice, more than a survey!’ – read about how we’ve used the Lundy Model of Participation throughout the #BeeWell programme in a series of blogs, the first of which is available here.
  • Each year we support schools to respond to the voices of young people with free 1-1 consultations. Read more about how these sessions drive responses to improve young people’s wellbeing here. We look forward to sharing many more case studies with you as they emerge from this year’s data.

 

#BeeWell Schools Receive Their Data For 2023/24 

An incredible 38,000 young people completed the #BeeWell survey in autumn 2023 in schools across Greater Manchester (GM), Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton (HIPS).

Schools have now received their bespoke, confidential feedback and the #BeeWell team will be working with them to explore their data and plan their response.

#BeeWell is offering participating schools a free one-to-one consultation to review the survey results in detail, allowing schools to fully understand the outcomes and discuss actions tailored to their pupils.

Following these one-to-one consultations all schools are signposted to resources and offered free workshops for staff, young people and parents that support schools to engage their community in the survey response.

Read about how schools in Greater Manchester have responded to their data from the last two years: School Case Studies – #BeeWell (beewellprogramme.org) 

 

The #BeeWell Survey in Havering – Neighbourhood Dashboard Now Live 

  • UCLPartners have been working with Havering Council to develop the Havering Youth Wellbeing Census, as part of their commitment to amplifying the voice of young people in the borough. They used the #BeeWell survey and tailored it to cover topics of importance to young people in Havering, including vaping and travel to school.
  • Havering’s neighbourhood dashboard is now live following a successful survey window last summer. During June and July last year, 10 schools took part in the census with 2,287 students across year 8 and 10 completing the survey – this equates to 36% of the target demographic. Read more on the UCLPartners website and the London Borough of Havering website.

 

And finally, check out all of our research insights to see what young people have highlighted as areas you can target to improve their wellbeing here: #BeeWell Reports and Briefings

Thanks for reading, we look forward to seeing you at one (or more!) of our Coalition of Partners Events soon – don’t forget to sign up!