This resource pack has been created for schools and youth groups to get involved in #BeeWell Week, taking place Monday 18th – Sunday 24th September 2023. The week is about celebrating making young people’s wellbeing everybody’s business.
Some resources included are provided by #BeeWell, with a focus on ‘finding the balance’. Working with our Youth Steering Group, we have created a session plan to think about the different things young people need to do for their wellbeing, and what good balance looks like.
Our #BeeWell Coalition of Partners have also provided a selection of wellbeing resources and activities that you can use to celebrate the week and start a conversation with young people.
This page will be regularly updated throughout September 2023 – watch this space!
Designed with our Youth Steering Group, this activity explores the definition of wellbeing and what it means to find the balance between all the things that impact wellbeing. This worksheet can be accompanied by wellbeing-boosting activities from our partners.
At #BeeWell Festival, we will also be asking young people to let us know what makes a good place to go. If you can’t make it to the Festival but want to run an activity thinking about good places to go, download our Good Places to Go worksheet.
Our #BeeWell Coalition of Partners have provided a range of resources you can use to get involved throughout the week, as follows…
Company Chameleon, who will be running a session at #BeeWell Festival, have provided a worksheet on exercises you can do, focused on ‘active’, ‘breath’ and ‘rest’. Download Company Chameleon’s worksheet here.
Kooth will also be joining us at #BeeWell Festival, and have provided activity sheets that cover creating a safe space to find calm, developing a coping toolkit & more. Download Kooth’s activity worksheets here. And, remember young people aged up to 25 years old can access Kooth’s online mental wellbeing community, at Kooth.com.
Place2Be have shared with us some of their online resources that can support schools to think about wellbeing & celebrate #BeeWell Week, as follows:
Bounce Forward are hosting a 1.5-hour twilight session for education staff in Greater Manchester to celebrate #BeeWell Festival 2023. This will take place on the 19th September at 4pm. Titled ‘Energy, emotions and the connection to performance’, the session will focus on:
You can find out more and sign-up: Bounce Forward session sign-up, 19th September 4pm.
Internet Matters have shared with us a series of resources with us for #BeeWell Week, including their digital family toolkit for personalised online safety advice. Even more resources shared by Internet Matters include: learning about screen-time, balancing screen-time, navigating social media safely and wellbeing advice for Instagram.
Anna Freud, one of the founding partners of #BeeWell, have published a mental health & wellbeing calendar for 2023, to help schools plan their activity for the term. The calendar is accompanied by free resources for each theme. View Anna Freud’s calendar here.
Next week, Plan-UK are also hosting the next session of the gender & wellbeing community of practice being held in partnership with #BeeWell in Greater Manchester. This online session, taking place on the 28th September at 3:30pm, will focus on social media use and share more about what the research tells us on this topic. Find out more & sign-up: Youth Mental Health & Social Media Tickets, Thu 28 Sep 2023 at 15:30 | Eventbrite.
Use the form below to pledge how you will respond to #BeeWell during the festival week. We will update your Coalition of Partner’s website profile with your pledge and can provide you with bespoke social media assets to spread the word during #BeeWell Week.