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Improving use of wellbeing in research and practice – Methods Series

About Improving use of wellbeing in research and practice – Methods Series

In our role as an independent collaborating centre and thought leader, the What Works Centre for Wellbeing brings together the disparate theoretical threads to draw out what this means, practically, for decision makers. The Centre recognises wellbeing as a multi-dimensional concept, where a range of definitions and measures may apply and are useful for different purposes.

We don’t have just one measure of health or illness; we have many different tools designed to help us understand each in different situations. We’d like to encourage discussion of how different approaches to understanding and measuring wellbeing might be applied as ‘the best tool for the job’ in different situations as well.

This series of discussion papers, ‘how-to guides’, and sector perspectives include inputs from leaders in the field. It draws together views of how we could define and measure wellbeing and use this in decision-making in different sectors across UK.

Our Measuring Wellbeing series includes

Related content and discussion

Using measures in practice

Blog

Feb 15, 2024 | By What Works Centre for Wellbeing
Using ONS data to measure progress and quality of life in the UK. Learnings from February 2024
Guest Blog
Feb 8, 2024 | By What Works Centre for Wellbeing
Comparing benefits and costs of wellbeing activities at work: updated business calculator
Guest Blog
Jan 4, 2024 | By What Works Centre for Wellbeing
What’s coming up in 2024: wellbeing projects, conferences and findings
Guest Blog

External resource

  • World Happiness Report – happiness and voting behaviour
  • ONS governance and trust wellbeing data
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