credible evidence for better decisions, to improve lives

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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What are the wellbeing barriers to learning? New evidence

Today we publish Wellbeing barriers to learning. Learning and educational outcomes are important for wellbeing as well as career progression. This review explores the evidence on whether unlocking the barriers faced by people with low wellbeing can improve...

Who has the poorest personal wellbeing?

To increase the value of their work for decision-makers, and in keeping with the aspiration to “leave no one behind”, the Office for National Statistics has collaborated with the City, University of London and the London School of Economic and Political...

Evidence round-up and reflections

As the new Evidence team at the What Works Centre for Wellbeing, Deborah Hardoon (left) and Silvia Brunetti share some  initial reflections on the most interesting and challenging aspects of the Centre’s work to build the global evidence base on wellbeing,...

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