#BeeWell: Making young people’s wellbeing everybody’s business

Our monthly GM Policy Hub seminar series focuses on a different regional policy agenda each month. In May 2023, we focused on exploring the wellbeing of children and young people.

There is a public health crisis in young people’s wellbeing. #BeeWell is an innovative programme that blends academic research and youth-led change to ‘pivot the system’ as a means to address this major societal problem. In this seminar, Professor Neil Humphrey provided an overview of progress to date, focusing on key insights from the data (60,000 young people in nearly 190 schools surveyed across GM thus far) and actions taken as a result.

He focused on 3 key case examples:

  • the role of place in young people’s wellbeing (A Place to #BeeWell);
  • inequalities in wellbeing experienced by young people in the LGBTQ+ community (Proud to #BeeWell);
  • the relationship between physical activity and young people’s wellbeing (Move to #BeeWell).

Delegates were invited to consider the possible uses of #BeeWell data to inform their own work as we collaborate to make young people’s wellbeing everybody’s business.

When: Tuesday 16 May 2023, 1:00-2:30pm

SpeakerProfessor Neil Humphrey, Head of the Manchester Institute of Education and Professor in Psychology of Education

Chaired by: Professor Arpana Verma, Clinical Professor of Public Health and Epidemiology and Head of the Division of Population Health, Health Services Research and Primary Care