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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.

October 2020
Volunteer wellbeing

What works and who benefits from volunteering?
May 2020
Measuring Wellbeing Series

Exploring key concepts and debates in the measurement of wellbeing.
April 2020
What works to improve ONS4 personal subjective wellbeing?

A rapid review of wellbeing impact evaluations using ONS4 measures
March 2020
Student mental health and wellbeing interventions

February 2020
Wellbeing and Community (WELLCOM)

Engagement in arts and culture
April 2019
Wellbeing policy tools for decision makers

Resources to help you think through how to improve the outcomes that matter to people’s lives.
October 2017
Measuring wellbeing inequalities

Building understanding and measurement capability of wellbeing inequalities in Britain
July 2017
Conceptualising community wellbeing

July 2017
Local decision-making and community wellbeing

An evidence review on links between co-production in local decision-making and community wellbeing
July 2017
Community wellbeing indicators in the UK

A rapid scoping review of the indicators, frameworks and measures used by UK governmental and non-governmental agencies
June 2017
Social relations and wellbeing

November 2016
Music, singing and wellbeing

Supporting music and singing activities which enhance and maintain subjective wellbeing in adults