Havering Youth Wellbeing Census – inspiring schools and councils

The CORC Team have been working with UCLPartners, London Borough of Havering Council and local schools to better understand young people's mental wellbeing in the area, through the Havering Youth Wellbeing Census – an adaptation of the original #BeeWellsurvey tailored to the needs of local young people. This enabled young people to provide data and feedback to then shape services in the community and engage with their council to meet their needs. 

Building on successful approaches developed in Greater Manchester, the CORC team provided one to one consultations to schools to help them understand their survey responses and plan for action.   

We are also working directly with London Borough of Havering to support them to respond to the census findings and plan for improvement.  Following a successful workshop with a range of professionals working in the borough, we’ve been providing support including a workshop to support increased participation of young people, using the Lundy model of participation.   

The engagement and feedback to this has been very positive. Members of the council and young people at Sanders Draper Secondary School shared their experience of taking part in the census, its impact, and their hopes for the future following on from this work.

This short video we hope will inspire other schools and councils to take on a similar project in their area.


If you have any questions about this, or would like to talk through a similar project in your local area, the CORC team would be happy to hear from you. 

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