Invitation to get involved in our Greater Manchester neighbourhoods research project! 

Get involved in a #BeeWell neighbourhoods research project! 

#BeeWell and The Centre for Education and Youth are undertaking a research project exploring the relationship between social fabric and young people’s wellbeing across Greater Manchester, with a particular focus on ‘left behind’ neighbourhoods.

A series of case studies will bring together BeeWell data from young people around wellbeing outcomes, with other data on community and engagement and connectivity. We will explore the relationship between young people’s wellbeing across a range of measures and the opportunities and community in the area in which they live and study.

As part of the research there are two callouts for young people and their youth workers and school leaders to take part.

Primarily, the project is looking for participants from the following neighbourhoods:

Bolton: Breightmet, Farnworth & Harper Green

Manchester: Charlestown, Harpurhey, Miles Platting and Newton Heath & Woodhouse Park

Rochdale: Balderstone and Kirkholt, Smallbridge and Firgrove, West Heywood & West Middleton

Salford: Little Hulton

Tameside: Hyde Godley & Longdendale

Wigan: Atherton, Leigh West & Pemberton

Callout for young people to take part: 

How has your local area shaped your life?

Researchers at The Centre for Education and Youth and #BeeWell are looking for young people aged 16-25 who live in Greater Manchester, especially those living in our focus neighbourhoods, and want to make things better for other people in their community.

Attend a half-day workshop and get paid £12 p/h and travel expenses to explore what it’s like to grow up in your local area and work with community leaders and local decision-makers to design recommendations to shape positive change. 

For more information on the workshops and to apply:

Callout for community organisations and school leaders:

How has the local area shaped the lives of the young people you work with?

Researchers at the Centre for Education and Youth and #BeeWell are looking for school leaders with pastoral responsibilities, or leaders from local community organisations that work directly with young people in Greater Manchester, especially young people living in our focus neighbourhoods, to help answer this question.

Attend a half-day workshop with young people and explore their lived experiences of growing up in their local area and co-design recommendations for positive change to take to decision-makers.

For more information on the workshops and to apply, visit the link below or get in touch with Policy Associate Conor Carleton by email ( or phone (07518721712).

For more information and to apply: