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What’s happening across the What Works Network?

This week, we’re giving a round up of wellbeing-related trials and projects from across the What Works Network. As a network, our work aligns to answer relevant policy and practice questions, and the Centres often collaborate. We will be sharing more of the Centre’s...

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Improving perinatal wellbeing: the role of digital support

This week our guest blog is from Nikki Newhouse, an interdisciplinary researcher in human-computer interaction with the Nuffield Department of Primary Care at the University of Oxford and the UCL Interaction Group. She looks at re-focussing wellbeing of pregnant...

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Measuring impact of the arts as a creative learning charity

This week’s guest blog is the second part to a blog published in September 2018 from June Stevenson, Chief Executive of Artis Foundation, a creative learning charity. Part one looked at the start of Artis’ evaluation journey. June explained why they are using...

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Catalyst for change: small grants to support wellbeing

Can a small amount of money really make a difference to someone struggling? What if the focus was on supporting enjoyment instead of the difficulties they faced? This is how the Catalyst programme is supporting people. Nikki Wimborne is part of the programme team for...

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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...

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