The What Works Centre for Wellbeing and Ecorys present a roundtable event to share learning from the Wellbeing 2 programme evaluation.
Following Big Lottery Fund’s first Wellbeing programme, which invested £160 million across England to encourage healthy lifestyles and improve wellbeing, an additional £40 million was made available to fund a second phase which ran from 2013- 2015. Grants were made to 14 portfolios across England managed by a range of charities including Sustrans, the Soil Association, the Foyer Federation, Mind, The Children’s Food Trust and Groundwork.
The aims of the programme were to continue to support communities to create healthier lifestyles and improve their wellbeing in three key areas:
- Physical activity – children, adults and the wider community being more physically active and experiencing improved access to physical activities.
- Healthy eating – children, adults and the wider community eating more healthily.
- Mental wellbeing – children, adults and the wider community having improved mental wellbeing and greater social contact.
We would like to look at the findings and methodology used, then discuss:
- How the findings can inform policy developments and debate
- How the findings can be taken forward by different organisations to inform delivery
- Suggestions for further dissemination audiences
The event will be held on the 16th March 12-2pm in central London. If you are are a policy official, politician or researcher, commissioner or academic interested in wellbeing and want to take part register interest now.
Pioneer case studies funded through the Big Lottery Wellbeing programme: