Workplace health and wellbeing: call for evidence

What's happening? We are conducting a review of how to implement actions that improve the health and wellbeing of workers. This can include specific workplace health and wellbeing programmes and initiatives, but can also include other changes to how people are managed...

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Community business and wellbeing: evidence call

What’s happening? What Works Centre for Wellbeing, with Leeds Beckett University, are carrying out a systematic review to find out whether and by what means community businesses can improve community conditions and wellbeing. The review team will be doing a careful...

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Can adult learning lead to higher life satisfaction?

Life satisfaction gains from adult learningThe big questions: Do adults who are:unemployedliving in deprived areashold no/low qualificationspart of minority ethnicitiesgain wellbeing benefit from participating in learning programmes? And, if so, what type...

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The community spillover effect of violent crime

This week’s guest blog is from Panka Bencsik from the University of Sussex on the results from her research on crime’s costs to communities, specifically how violent and sexual crimes increase stress for locals in the area. Crime in our...

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Wellbeing across the lifecourse: the big picture

  The Centre is part of the What Works Network, which work together to make evidence on ‘what works’ accessible for decision-makers across a range of sectors. This blog is a collaboration between different centres in the network. The Centre will also be...

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Who participates in different cultural activities?

Our reviews on participating in cultural and sporting events and activities have shown a range of wellbeing impacts. This week’s guest blog is from Jane Lakey, former senior researcher in the communities group at NatCen social research*. Here, Jane shares findings...

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