May newsletter

#BeeWell will launch targeted learning sets with schools across Greater Manchester 

We are excited to launch three targeted learning sets open to #BeeWell schools. These sessions will focus on three themes that schools have told us they want to explore further: school connection, physical activity levels and involving young people in responding to the data. 

This term also marks the start of our new school engagement campaign – to try to reach as many schools as possible to sign up to #BeeWell. We are enormously grateful for the immense support of schools in delivering #BeeWell to over 60% of young people across Years 8 and 10. With the continued support of schools, we are keen to hear even more voices in the autumn – this time in Years 9 and 10.  


First wave of #BeeWell responses 

We have been so excited to see the first reactions of our partners to the 2021 survey findings:  

  • The Duke of Edinburgh Award committed their response to the findings, which will use the #BeeWell data to work with the VCSE sector and expand access to the DofE programme 
  • GM Moving announced that they will be launching a youth-led physical activity campaign in response to the #BeeWell findings 
  • Young Manchester have earmarked funding for youth-led commissioning in response to the #BeeWell data 
  • The Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership have announced that they will launch a youth-led commissioning pot for LGBTQ+ young people to spend on activities that will support wellbeing 

It is brilliant to see the first wave of responses from our Coalition of Partners. We hope to keep working with our partners to support interpretation and use of the data across Greater Manchester – do get in touch with any questions about how the #BeeWell data may be useful for your organisation. 


#BeeWell team news 

We are pleased to share this month that our new Youth Co-Creation Lead, Dr Elsie Whittington, has now started working with us – so do expect even more youth-led and creative #BeeWell activity in coming months. 

A huge congratulations also to #BeeWell Researcher Dr Louise Black, who achieved her PhD last month! 


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