#BeeWell Wednesday – January newsletter

Welcome to a new year of our #BeeWell Wednesday newsletters! Team #BeeWell would like to wish you all a Happy New Year and thank you for your continued support of the programme. We want to give an especially big shout-out to all the fantastic schools that ensured we have heard from 60,000 young people at over 185 schools in two years – read all about it! 

We are excited to work with you all for another year to make young people’s wellbeing everybody’s business. In the next month, schools will receive data from their pupil’s surveys, and we will publish neighbourhood data from across Greater Manchester in late March. Watch this space for all the essential updates. 


Take part in the #BeeWell stakeholder survey & help us improve your experiences engaging with the #BeeWell programme 

Our evaluation partners, Renaisi, are conducting a new stakeholder survey to better understand how organisations and partners engage with the #BeeWell programme, and how we can better support these efforts. We would love to hear from as many partners or organisations who have worked with #BeeWell as possible, regardless of how much or how little you have got involved in the programme so far. 

Find the full survey here. 


#BeeWell and Plan UK launch Partner sub-group on wellbeing and gender – next week! 

It isn’t too late to get involved in the latest response to the #BeeWell findings, being launched by Plan UK! The sub-group of the #BeeWell Coalition of Partners will mobilise members and other partners to come together to act on the themes of wellbeing and gender. The first meeting of the sub-group will take place next Wednesday, 18th January, at 4-5:30pm – more info and sign-up details can be found here. 


Free support for economic evaluations of organisations working with children at risk of exclusion in Greater Manchester 

We are working with our partners at Pro Bono Economics and Porticus, who are collaborating to strengthen the economic case for interventions that support young people at risk of exclusion. As part of this, they are looking to work with an organisation in Greater Manchester. They would provide a free economic evaluation of your organisation based on your impact on young people’s wellbeing. If successful, this would also help to communicate the impact of your work. Read here about their work exploring wellbeing and risk of school exclusion. 

For more information, view the full details on this info-sheet or register for the virtual launch event, taking place on the 23rd February at 9:30am. 


Even more #BeeWell updates 

  • As we kick-off 2023, we’re reflecting on the brilliant achievements of the #BeeWell Youth Steering Group in the past year – take a look at the yearly round-up here! 
  • Tickets are now available for the annual GM Moving conference, with both in-person and online options to get involved. #BeeWell will be contributing to a morning workshop on youth-participation and would be delighted to see partners there, too! Sign-up and find more info here. 
  • And, we are delighted to announce that, in collaboration with Creative Manchester and Factory International, funding has been secured for an additional PhD role to join team #BeeWell later in the year, who will focus on young people’s wellbeing and their participation in arts, culture and entertainment. 


Thanks for reading!