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We are an independent collaborative centre that puts high quality evidence on wellbeing into the hands of decision-makers in government, communities, businesses and other organisations. We bring pioneering thinkers together from across these sectors to share ideas and solutions. Our goal: to improve, and save, lives through better policy and practice for wellbeing.

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Natural versus human-built beauty: which impacts our wellbeing more?

This week’s guest blog is an update to a previous blog, Do Scenic Spots Benefit our Health?, by Chanuki Illushka Seresinhe, now a visiting researcher at the Alan Turing Institute. Chanuki offers more detail around the difference between natural and built-up...

Where’s your happy place? Citizen-led asset mapping

It’s been four years in the making but we’ve now launched our exciting new app which empowers citizens to discover and share places in their community that can improve health and wellbeing levels.  The Happyplace app is free to download on iOS and Android devices and...

Does physical activity improve wellbeing in the workplace?

This week’s guest blog is by Shanara Abdin, a trainee Health Psychologist who has collaborated with colleagues at the University of the West of England, Bristol and City of Wolverhampton Council Public Health Team to assess the effectiveness of physical activity...

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