Wellbeing – a way forward for Wales

Ruth Townsley, Happy City’s Measurement and Policy director, throws the spotlight on a new joint framework for measuring conditions for wellbeing in Wales – assessing its challenges and potential.

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ACADEMIC PERSPECTIVE: Research gaps in student mental health

This week’s guest blog is from Dr Nicola Byrom, a lecturer in psychology at King’s College London and founder of Student Minds, the student mental health charity. She shares her concerns about the gaps in understanding in student mental health and the challenges in the research.

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Wellbeing: should we really be using it to ‘monetise’ non market activities?

As part of our Measuring Wellbeing series, we give space to thought leaders from different sectors to share insights, new perspectives and fresh ideas on how we understand, measure and improve wellbeing. In today’s guest blog from our Board member Dan Corry, CEO of New Philanthropy Capital, questions whether adding a price tag to wellbeing risks overselling and misunderstanding its true value.

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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...

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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...

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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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Happiness, sexuality and partnerships

Indicators from the Office for National Statistics show that People who identify as lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) tend to rate their quality of life as lower than the UK average. Here, economists Shuai Chen and Jan C. van Ours* share the key findings from their...

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