November Newsletter

#BeeWell has already heard the voices of almost 9000 young people in Greater Manchester  

Nearly 9000 young people across all ten boroughs in Greater Manchester have already completed the #BeeWell Survey, with many more schools scheduled to be completing it over the next month.  

#BeeWell will create a rich evidence base that leads to a better understanding of the domains and drivers of young people’s wellbeing. Participating schools will receive aggregated feedback in early 2022 and the Child Outcomes Research Consortium will provide expert support for schools to act on this evidence. #BeeWell will also publish neighbourhood data to enable a genuinely place-based approach to young people’s wellbeing in which arts and cultural organisations, youth clubs, sports clubs, charities, and other local stakeholders can work together to address local needs. 

If you are not yet a member of the #BeeWell Coalition, but would like to be, please contact to set up a Zoom meeting with a member of the #BeeWell team to find out more. 

A new ASCL Leadership podcast with Geoff Barton about #BeeWell 

We’re pleased to share a podcast published by Geoff Barton of the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) speaking about #BeeWell with Meera, one of the members of our Youth Steering Group, and David Gregson, our Strategic Lead. 

This podcast explores the principles and implications of the #BeeWell initiative and what it really means to attend to the wellbeing of young people in practice. You can have a listen to the ASCL Leadership Podcast here:

#BeeWell at The Difference’s IncludEd Conference 

Professor Neil Humphrey, the #BeeWell Academic Lead, spoke about the #BeeWell Project at The Difference’s IncludEd Conference on Saturday. The Difference brings together school leaders, academic and experts within and beyond education to answer the question: ‘How do we build schools that work for vulnerable pupils?’. This was a brilliant opportunity to highlight #BeeWell’s contribution to the field of children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing.  

If you’re interested in joining the next IncludEd conference, keep an eye on The Difference’s website. 

#BeeWell at the All Party Parliamentary Group on Wellbeing Economics   

David Gregson, the #BeeWell Strategic Lead, spoke about the #BeeWell Survey and our engagement with young people at Wednesday’s All Party Parliamentary Group Wellbeing Economics session on the wellbeing of children and young people. The APPG have been working to make significant changes in the wellbeing of children and young people, particularly as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.  

To find out more about the APPG, visit their website here 

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