Month: June 2015

Think Local, Act Personal – Building Community Capacity Empowering and Engaging Communities events

The Care Act makes explicit the need to promote wellbeing and prevention and the NHS Five Year Forward View also talks about the need to “harness the renewable energy in communities”.  There are plenty of examples of innovative practice in community capacity building such as befriending, homeshare and time credits, however practice is more fragmented revealing different measures of success, terminology and concepts. Think Local Act Personal hosted a Building Community Capacity Leaders Seminar which brought together key stakeholders from across the health, social care and public sectors to help drive forward a collaborative approach Read about the event Storify Slides Building Community Capacity Empowering and Engaging Communities Following on from the Leaders Seminar, TLAP are running a series of regional workshops which will look at the policies and evidence base for community empowerment. The events are open to Health and Wellbeing Boards, NHS England Commissioners, NHS Providers of Community Services and Voluntary Sector Providers. →Book a place on a Building Community Capacity regional...

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Seminar: Building the State of Wellbeing in South Australia- from Vision to Reality

A few weeks ago we featured the launch of South Australia’s  Wellbeing and Resilience Centre at SAHMRI. We’re delighted to welcome the inaugural Director of the Centre, Gabe Kelly to present a  seminar: Building the State of Wellbeing in South Australia from Vision to Reality, on the 30th June at 4:00pm details and registration The Wellbeing and Resilience Centre in the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) has a vision to build South Australia as the State of Wellbeing – a public health approach to building mental health. It aims to dramatically improve the community’s ability to combat mental illness by building mental health assets at scale. We really like area-based approaches to improving resilience and wellbeing such as Santa Monica’s Wellbeing project in the USA which has set out to define, measure and improve wellbeing and the Happy City project here in Bristol, UK . → I know of other places doing this contact:...

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DONCASTER Making the Case for Wellbeing – 26th March 2015

A big thank you to everyone that contributed to our event Making the Case for Wellbeing in Doncaster. We met a really inspirational group of people working on improving the lives of local residents Here are the presentations and attendee list : What’s happening with wellbeing in Doncaster? – Shane Heywood-Giles Doncaster Council The What Works Centre for Wellbeing- how can we help? -Nancy Hey What Works Centre For Wellbeing What’s working in Doncaster – Susan Hampshaw Doncaster Public Health Social Prescribing : Monitoring an active wellbeing project – Sue Womack Doncaster CVS and Zoe Oldfield South Yorkshire Housing...

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Wellbeing Seminar- Same Exposure but Different Response: The Importance of Considering Individual Differences in Environmental Sensitivity

The Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics has added another date to their series of Wellbeing Seminars, organised by Professor Richard Layard, Dr Nick Powdthavee and Dr Jan-Emmanuel De Neve Thursday 18 June 1:00pm (with sandwiches from 12.45pm) Same Exposure but Different Response: The Importance of Considering Individual Differences in Environmental Sensitivity Michael Pluess (QMUL) 2nd floor Seminar Room (2.04), 32 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, WC2A...

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Expert Teams and Board Members appointed for What Works Centre for Wellbeing

The What Works Centre for Wellbeing, together with the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) have announced the successful bids for four research programmes to understand what really works to improve the wellbeing of people in the UK. Over the next three years, the What Works Centre for Wellbeing will enable policy-makers, local authorities,  employers and others to use evidence of wellbeing impact in decision making and to improve people’s lives, by translating academic evaluation of wellbeing measures into easy-to-use information about effectiveness, cost and applicability. The successful consortia are led by world-renowned academics Professor Lord Richard Layard, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) Professor Kevin Daniels, University of East Anglia (UEA) Professor Peter Kinderman, University of Liverpool Professor Christina Victor, Brunel University London       Overall, the research spans twelve universities, five civil society groups, and reaches internationally through the OECD. More detailed information on the teams and the work of the evidence programmes is here The Centre and evidence programmes have been funded by a number of partner organisations.  Cross-Cutting Capabilities Professor Lord Richard Layard, LSE, leads the Cross-Cutting Capabilities programme, working in collaboration with London School of Economics Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Institute for Education They are partnering with Action for Happiness University of Oxford How to Thrive The team will assess and develop methods of understanding how policy and practice...

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