The #BeeWell Survey

Guided by the initial and ongoing work with the young people through the Steering Group and Pathfinder Schools, our Questionnaire Advisory Group (QuAG) has finalised the #BeeWell survey that we intend will become the gold standard across England. After all, we believe that young people’s wellbeing improvements can only be made if there is consistency of measurement, allowing for meaningful and standardised comparisons to be made. This consistent measurement is all the more powerful if it is co-created by young people – reflecting what matters to the people we are hoping to support.

Click here to find out more about how the #BeeWell survey was developed and to view it in full.

Alongside the development of the #BeeWell survey, we have also produced the short and symbol versions of the survey. These surveys have been co-designed in non-mainstream settings, with staff and students, to ensure the surveys were accessible for pupils. You can view and read more about the development of both the short #BeeWell survey and the symbol #BeeWell survey by clicking the links.

The publication of the #BeeWell survey links with the launch of a comprehensive study of children’s wellbeing measurement produced by the What Works Centre for Wellbeing, Children’s Society and the Health Foundation. The study highlights #BeeWell as an example of place-based, integrated wellbeing measurement bringing together academic expertise and youth-led change.  You can read more here.


The #BeeWell survey divides into two parts: the Domains and Drivers of Wellbeing.  


  • Meaning, Purpose and Control 
  • Understanding Yourself 
  • Emotions 


  • Health and Routines
  • Hobbies and Entertainment 
  • Relationships 
  • School
  • Environment and Society
  • Future

The #BeeWell Questionnaire Advisory Group members are as follows:  


Young People
GMCA and GMYPWP programme manager 
The Anna Freud Centre 
Child Outcomes Research Consortium (“CORC”) 
University of Manchester 
The Children’s Society 
Cardiff University 
Dundee University 
The Difference 
University College London 
Public Health England (“PHE”) 
PHE – North West 
Sport England 
Education Policy Institute (“EPI”) 
Institute for Fiscal Studies (“IFS”) 
Gregson Family Foundation