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Here you can explore the work we do to improve wellbeing. From research and building evidence to implementing methods in the real world, find out more about our projects below.

February 2024
Work and terminal illness

The role of work in wellbeing at the end of life
February 2024
Areas of Research Interest

Where next? Setting the direction of wellbeing research, and connecting evidence with policy and practice, as part of our legacy.
November 2023
Building better evidence for workplace wellbeing

Increasing understanding and development of effective interventions through evaluation
November 2023
Maximising wellbeing in kidney care

Shaping new technologies for remote monitoring of kidney function
September 2023
What works to reduce burnout in frontline workers?

Identifying, developing and testing low-cost behavioural intervention to improve wellbeing and reduce burnout in the homelessness sector
July 2023
Time use and wellbeing

Exploring instantaneous enjoyment through time diaries
April 2023
Community wellbeing in a university setting

Researching what community wellbeing means to the staff and students of Northumbria University
October 2022
Maximising local area wellbeing

With tailored support for local authorities
June 2022
Board-level and governance wellbeing roles

Understanding how board-level wellbeing leads and wellbeing assurance roles are being delivered in practice.
February 2022
Business Leaders’ Council

An event series for businesses and employers highlighting issues around workplace wellbeing
June 2021
Carers’ Music Fund

Insights on female carers' wellbeing and loneliness
May 2021
Covid-19 and wellbeing

The impact of the pandemic on wellbeing