Coalition Membership

The wellbeing of young people is not solely the concern of schools. That is why a core element of #BeeWell is using the data produced by the survey to instigate a place-based approach to young people’s wellbeing. This involves building a coalition of actors who are committed to acting on the results of the surveys. It will entail providing the data at neighbourhood level to committed partners from across the system. For example, this will:


  • empower speech and language therapists in Middleton, or early help workers in Little Hulton, to unpick the data generated about their communities and use it to inform their practice;
  • give Education Directors insights into the neighbourhoods most in need of additional mental health and wellbeing support; and
  • draw on Sir Michael Marmot’s work around health inequalities to sharpen the focus of all actors in Greater Manchester to create the best conditions for thriving young people in every community, regardless of their background.


Of course, a place-based approach goes beyond Greater Manchester’s Unified Public Services. We expect physical activity and art and culture programmes to be key additional areas that engage with the programme.


A place-based approach flourishes because of the strengths of its communities. We intend for #BeeWell to provide the insights and data for communities to take ownership of wellbeing as a local objective and help create the conditions for young people to thrive. We see placing the voluntary sector at the heart of our programme as crucial to this aspiration. It is why we hope to support voluntary organisations to benefit from the insights of the work, both through communities of practice around what works and our co-creation work from Autumn 2021 onwards.


We are continuing to broaden the scope and breadth of #BeeWell’s Coalition of Partners but our current partners include:


Service delivery partners

42nd Street


BeeHeard Mental Health

Bounce Forward

Bright Futures Educational Trust

Centre for Social Justice (“CSJ”)

City in the Community

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Fair Education Alliance (“FEA”)


Football Beyond Borders

Greater Manchester Combined Authority and the ten districts

Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership

Greater Manchester Youth Combined Authority



Jamie’s Farm


Magic Breakfast

Manchester United Foundation

Manchester Youth Zone


Minds Ahead

National Children’s Bureau (“NCB”)

Nuffield Health



Right to Succeed

Smallshaw-Hurst Children’s Community

Speakers for Schools

Sported Foundation

Teach First

The Children’s Society

The Difference

The Lily-Jo Project

The Lowry

The Prince’s Trust

The Scouts

The Tutor Trust


Whole Education

Young Manchester

Youth Alliance GM

Youth Focus North West

Youth Sport Trust


Business partners

Manchester Airport Group

North West Business Leadership Team (“NWBLT”)

Northern Powerhouse Partnership (“NPP”)

Timpson Group


Funding Partners – You can see our Funding Partners here


Academic research partners


The Anna Freud Centre

Child Outcomes Research Consortium (“CORC”)

Education Policy Institute (“EPI”)

Institute for Fiscal Studies (“IFS”)

Institute for Health Equity at UCL


Pro Bono Economics

University of Manchester

What Works Centre for Wellbeing


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