Background

Introduction to #BeeWell

#BeeWell will survey the wellbeing of pupils in secondary schools across Greater Manchester from autumn 2021 and deliver positive change in all our communities as a result.

In collaboration with a team of experts, more than 150 young people from 15 pathfinder schools across GM have designed our wellbeing survey to ensure it captures what matters to them. The annual #BeeWell survey is the first of its kind across a city region and, with your support, will hear from tens of thousands of young people.

#Beewell will support schools to embed long-term improvements in wellbeing. #BeeWell Schools will receive:

• Annual confidential, aggregated feedback
• an online dashboard to understand trends in your school over time
• expert, bespoke support for schools to act on their evidence

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Context

The challenge and opportunity to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people in the UK is more pressing than ever. Recent surveys have shown that adolescents in the UK are in the bottom four of some 80 countries in terms of life satisfaction. The mental health of young people in the UK was decreasing well before Covid-19, and the pandemic is exposing the wildly divergent experiences and outcomes of young people from different backgrounds. As we emerge from the pandemic, we believe that supporting the mental health and wellbeing of young people, needs to be central to the future plans.

Introduction to #BeeWell

Child Outcomes Research Consortium

The Child Outcomes Research Consortium will provide expert support for schools to act on their feedback through cross-school webinars, dedicated support to individual schools, and facilitation of communities of practice related to wellbeing priorities.

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#BeeWell Partners

#BeeWell aims to bring about change in our communities.

#BeeWell Partners will mobilise communities by providing.

localised insights into the experiences of young people across the 66 neighbourhoods of Greater Manchester. Some 70 organisations have already confirmed their support for #BeeWell, including businesses, arts organisations, sports clubs and youth services. Together we hope to make young people’s wellbeing everyone’s business. All secondary schools in Greater Manchester with pupils in Year 8 and 10 are eligible to take part, including mainstream, independent, special schools, Pupil Referral Units and Alternative Provision.

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The Role of Young People

The voice of young people is critical to the success of the programme. Our Young People Steering Group said that one of the long-term changes we should aim for is “Powerful young people creating their own futures”. This approach has been embedded into the programme from the start: with young people sitting on our governance boards, holding the programme accountable to its aims and co- creating our survey and the #BeeWell framework for wellbeing as well as designing our logo and shaping this website.

If you have any questions about the programme please get in touch with the team at beewell@manchester.ac.uk.

#BeeWell Young People

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