Month: September 2015

Are you a Head of Wellbeing?

Nuffield Health have announced they are partnering with Wood Green School in Oxfordshire to pilot a role of Head of Wellbeing.This follows a report on the potential of the Head of Wellbeing in Secondary Schools with Health think tank 2020health. Our new pioneer case study looks at this pilot in more depth. It’s not just schools and Google (job title: Jolly Good Fellow) that are starting to have a Head of Wellbeing. There are some really exciting people doing the role in lots of different organisations.  The roles have developed out of different organisational needs – PSHE classes, Health and Safety, or public health for example. Here are profiles of the Head of Wellbeing role in a local authority, school and private company. →Are you a Head of Wellbeing? → tell us what you do in the fourm Local Authority: Tina Favier, Head of Wellbeing, Adur and Worthing Councils As the Head of Wellbeing my role is challenging, interesting and wide ranging and provides the opportunity to effect meaningful change through proactive work on the ground with families and communities to find innovative and sustainable ways of improving health and wellbeing. My role encompasses a variety of functions that focus on working with and helping to connect communities, commissioning and supporting the voluntary and community sector, leading on public health and promoting health and wellbeing, helping people back into work and tackling...

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Latest personal wellbeing figures released from ONS

Each year, about 165,000 of us across the UK are asked to rate how we feel about different aspects of our lives. Today sees the release of the 4th annual results on personal well-being from the Office for National Statistics. → Results in full The personal wellbeing questions ask:  how satisfied we are with our lives overall the extent to which we think the things we do in life are worthwhile, and our day to day emotions like happiness; and anxiety→Interactive map of results by local authority area As well as looking at how the average results change year on year, the findings also get below the surface to show how evenly wellbeing is distributed across the UK, both in terms of where we live and our characteristics and circumstances. The findings are now available across every local authority area in the UK and the personal well-being questions are asked on a wide range of national surveys, programme evaluations  and at local level by agencies like Health and Wellbeing Boards .   →How can the questions and data help you in your wellbeing work? →ONS have also released information on personal wellbeing and housing:  Estimates of Personal Well-being from the Annual Population Survey by housing tenure...

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NORTHERN IRELAND Carnegie Roundtable on Measuring Wellbeing

In 2014, the Carnegie UK Trust convened a Carnegie Roundtable on Measuring Wellbeing in Northern Ireland to explore how the concept of wellbeing can be used to promote social change. After learning from the good practice of many in Northern Ireland and beyond, the Roundtable believes that the time is right to develop a ‘wellbeing framework’ to guide and support the work of all public services in Northern Ireland. The Roundtable’s report set out seven steps for developing a wellbeing framework, and ten recommendations in order to implement these steps and to introduce a new, innovative way of delivering...

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Wellbeing & work PhD jobs and call for submissions on wellbeing research & practice

→Our Work, Learning and Wellbeing evidence programme is recruiting! It is looking to recruit up to two funded PhD students to support work across: Wellbeing Skills for New Models of Working Lives Sustainable return to work The impact of absenteeism and presenteeism on career paths Sustainable workforce models for supporting older lives Well-being and self-employment Wellbeing and healthcare professionals’ education and work transitions Work and wellbeing in the public sector Full details  Application and guidance →We also have two calls for submisisons for you….. 1. The British Sociological Association Happiness Study Group is running a one-day workshop on the 9th December: Happiness, Wellbeing and Flourishing: Exploring Links between Research, Policy and Practice -CALL FOR PAPERS 2. FUSE, the Centre for Translational Research in Public Health is holding its third Knowledge Exchange conference Apirl 27-8th 2016: FUSE KE Conf 2016 – CALL FOR...

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