Sector perspective: Launch of the Wellbeing Action Plan

The the second in a series of blogs from Becky Thoseby, Group Head of Wellbeing at the Department for Transport. These highlight people putting wellbeing evidence into action in their work. Becky shares the experience of starting her role earlier this year and the...

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Sector perspective: Local wellbeing indicators case study

This week's guest blog is from Gareth Hooper, project manager at NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group. He shares how he and his team have been piloting the Centre's Local Wellbeing Indicators, and what they have discovered in the process. Download this...

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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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