City and United footballers support young people’s mental health and wellbeing

Greater Manchester’s #BeeWell programme has now seen more than 20,000 wellbeing surveys completed by young people across the city region.

Excitement surrounding the wellbeing programme is increasing with Manchester City’s Phil Foden, Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard and Ella Toone giving the programme their support and calling on as many young people to take part as possible by December 3rd – scroll down for videos.  

More than 200 secondary schools across Greater Manchester have agreed to take part in the programme, including more than 90% of mainstream schools in the city region.

The survey was co-created by 150 young people and quality assured by academics. With two weeks remaining for schools to take part, it is already set to be the UK’s biggest survey of young people of its kind.

Using the results of the survey, #BeeWell will work with partners across the city region, from sports clubs to arts organisations to the voluntary and community sector, to create opportunities to focus on and improve young people’s wellbeing.

I’m delighted to see that so many young people have engaged with our ground-breaking #BeeWell survey which remains open for another two weeks. Whether you think Greater Manchester is red or blue, we will make sure that all our young people’s voices are heard and acted on. Together we will work with young people to celebrate and improve their wellbeing across all of our communities”

Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester