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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.

April 2024
Life satisfaction: what works?

Reviewing the literature to support evidence-informed action and improved wellbeing
March 2024
Understanding Society wellbeing data dashboard

Towards a Wellbeing Data Lab - capacity build for wellbeing policy making
March 2024
Spirit of 2012 – Learning from 10 years of practice

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
October 2023
Supporting student mental health and wellbeing

Resources and knowledge to help universities and colleges provide support for students.
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
July 2023
Creativity and wellbeing

A rapid scoping review of the evidence on creativity and wellbeing, conducted on behalf of the University of the Arts London
June 2023
Social isolation and loneliness across the life course

Changes to social isolation and wellbeing over time and between generations