#BeeWell Wednesday – March newsletter

New #BeeWell Evidence Briefing explores young people’s relationships & wellbeing 

Last month, we published a new evidence briefing that has drawn on analysis of the 2021 #BeeWell survey results. The briefing focuses on bullying and its impact on wellbeing, as well as on how neighbourhoods, relationships, and discrimination relate to young people’s loneliness. The analysis includes important findings, including that nearly 1 in 5 cases of internalising mental health difficulties among young people can be attributed to their exposure to bullying, and evidence that positive peer relationships reduce loneliness. Find the full briefing here. 


Look back to BBC Children in Need’s spotlight on #BeeWell 

As part of February’s Childrens Mental Health Week, BBC Children in Need visited #BeeWell schools to learn more about the #BeeWell Champions pilot and speak to young people taking part. Watch this full interview below for an insight into the project, and to hear about what #BeeWell Champions think about the above new analysis of the #BeeWell data! 

Read the full story here. 


Sign-up for the launch of the new #BeeWell survey findings, on the 30th March at the People’s History Museum! 

Join us for the launch of the 2022 #BeeWell survey findings! We will explore the key findings from the surveys completed by 35,000 Year 9 and 10 pupils across Greater Manchester. The #BeeWell Youth Steering Group and our team have been working to explore what the statistics really mean to young people – we are excited to have conversations with our partners to discuss this in more detail. 

Sign-up to join us for the launch of the data, here. If you can’t make it in-person on this date, get in touch to join us for the virtual meeting of our Coalition of Partners at 4-5:30pm on the 12th April, by contacting 


Thank you to everyone who completed the stakeholder survey conducted by our evaluation partners, Renaisi. We’re grateful for your insight and look forward to responding to this feedback. 

In more news: 

  • We are working with Pro Bono Economics and Porticus, who are offering free economic evaluations of organisations in Greater Manchester that work with young people at risk of exclusion. Express your interest in this evaluation support, here. 
  • The first face-to-face national network meeting for the Lundy model for children and young people’s participation is coming to Manchester on Wednesday 29th March 11am-4pm. This is a meeting/network for services and practitioners that are using the Lundy model and want to develop it further. Places for this event are limited, to register interest please email Stuart at Registration does not guarantee you a place. 
  • Curious Minds have shared how they are working with #BeeWell to support young people’s wellbeing on two projects, including one new piece of work funded by Arts Council England! Read the full story here.