#BeeWell Wednesday: September newsletter

Welcome to our first newsletter of the new academic year, and the first one in which the #BeeWell survey will be delivered in both Greater Manchester and Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton. We can’t wait to work with almost 300 schools this year, and learn even more about young people’s wellbeing to share with our Coalition of Partners. The #BeeWell survey launches in schools on Monday 18th September, watch this space for updates! 


#BeeWell Week GM is taking place 18th-24th September!  

The Greater Manchester #BeeWell team will be once again hosting #BeeWell Festival to celebrate the launch of this year’s survey with young people and schools across the city-region, but you can also get involved in the celebrations throughout the week! Get involved by… 

  • Using our new #BeeWell Week resources, which will be regularly updated in the next few weeks, to run a session with young people at your organisation, 
  • Share with us a pledge on how you are responding to #BeeWell findings, to update on our website and share via your social media, 
  • Spread the word using our social media pack! 

Find all of these resources on our website, here: #BeeWell Week 2023: Resource Pack. If you have any questions about getting involved with #BeeWell week or want any more information, get in touch with 


Upcoming webinar for the VCSE sector in Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton 

If you would like to find out more information about how the programme is moving forward in HIPS, the team are hosting a webinar on Monday 11th September at 15:30! You can register your interest here. Please do share this invite with your networks and colleagues in the local area as the team would love to meet them and raise awareness across the entire region.  


Get involved in the Plan-UK and #BeeWell community of practice on gender & wellbeing, this time focused on social media use 

The next session of the Plan UK and #BeeWell community of practice on gender and wellbeing is fast-approaching, after the brilliant last session held on body-image in July!  

Next, the group will be virtually joining up with Plan’s Cambridge & Peterborough group to look at social media use, gender and young people’s wellbeing. As always, this will be an interactive session to share your experiences and best-practice, whilst learning more about the topic. Find out more and sign-up for the 28th September session: Youth Mental Health & Social Media event 


In case you missed it, #BeeWell announces first National Director will join in October 2023 

Last month, we were delighted to announce that #BeeWell’s first National Director will lead #BeeWell from mid-October 2023 onwards. We are thrilled that James Robertson has agreed to lead #BeeWell in the coming years as, together, we seek to make the wellbeing of young people across our country everybody’s business by 2030. You can find out more about this exciting announcement here: #BeeWell announces first National Director will join from October 2023 


Recent #BeeWell blogs & publications  

Catch-up on recent blogs from the #BeeWell team!