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Origins of happiness: new research

Origins of happiness: new research

Today is the launch of The Origins of Happiness by Andrew Clark, Sarah Flèche, Richard Layard, Nick Powdthavee and George Ward. Prof. Layard outlines the key findings and recommendations from the research. Over the course of our lives, what factors stand out as having...

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How to measure your wellbeing impact: new guidance

Today we share a new guide to help charities understand, measure, evaluate and analyse their wellbeing impact. Ingrid Abreu Scherer, Programme Manager at the Centre, explains why we need the guide, and how it can help you, even if you're not a data scientist. VIEW HOW...

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Visual arts, mental health and wellbeing: evidence review

Today we launch our first evidence review of 2018: looking at visual art impacts on the wellbeing of adults with mental health issues. Here, the report authors* - led by Alan Tomlinson of the University of Brighton - explore the key findings and implications for...

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New evidence, guidance and research coming up in 2018

It’s just the beginning of 2018, but we’re already publicising our new one-day workshop on wellbeing cost effectiveness analysis on 29 January; releasing the digital version of our incredibly popular wellbeing impacts and policy course we ran with LSE in October; and...

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What do we know about ‘good work’?

Today we publish our new report - Good work, wellbeing and changes in performance outcomes - that focuses on good people practices in the NHS. In this blog our Director, Nancy Hey, delves into the evidence on what makes work good for our wellbeing. The UK’s...

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The Stevenson / Farmer Review: Thriving at Work

Elenor Styles from the Mental Health and Employers Independent Review Team on the The Stevenson / Farmer Review: Thriving at Work In January, the Prime Minister asked Lord Dennis Stevenson, mental health campaigner, and Paul Farmer, CEO of the mental health charity...

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Find your area’s wellbeing scores: new data release

Download the datasets  in spreadsheet format  Back in July, we released a set of ‘currently available’ and ‘ideal’ indicators for local authorities to measure wellbeing in their area. The report looked at 23 wellbeing domains, covering a range of more traditional...

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New evidence review: adult learning and wellbeing

Download the adult learning briefing   Our new evidence review on adult learning features a randomised control trial that found adults undergoing treatment for depression experienced markedly better outcomes when their treatment included literacy training. For...

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If you want to know how happy we are, ask often

Wellbeing measures are robust and useful; how can we improve them further to help organisations create the conditions that really improve people’s lives in a sustainable way?  In our Measuring Wellbeing series we share the ideas of leaders in the field of...

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