To mark Children’s Mental Health Week, #BeeWell are releasing a new Evidence Briefing based on analysis of the 2021 surveys, completed by almost 38,000 young people in Greater Manchester.
The theme for this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week is ‘Let’s Connect’, and so this briefing explores young people’s relationships and how they connect with their peers and others. The briefing focuses in depth on two studies: bullying and loneliness.
In study 1 (bullying), we examined how many young people are bullied, who is more likely to be bullied, and the extent to which bullying impacts young people’s mental health.
And, in study 2 (loneliness), we examined how much differences between neighbourhoods, relationships with other people (peers, parents/carers, school staff), and experiences of discrimination (on the basis of, for example, gender) are associated with young people’s reports of loneliness.