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October 2020

What works to improve wellbeing across different interventions: looking at ONS personal wellbeing findings in impact evaluations

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What works to improve wellbeing across different interventions: looking at ONS personal wellbeing findings in impact evaluations
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  • Public Health Solutions
  • Introduction

    This rapid evidence assessment of impact evaluations that use the personal wellbeing measures from the Office for National Statistics. These are known as the ONS4. They measure life satisfaction, happiness, our sense of feeling worthwhile (purpose), and anxiety.

    This is the first time an evidence review has been carried out for the ONS4. This review looked solely at studies of adults the UK. It is part of our work to systematically identify and summarise evidence from evaluations that use wellbeing frameworks and standardised measures.

    The ONS4 measures are being used across a wide range of intervention types to evaluate effectiveness. These include housing improvement and neighbourhood design; community-centred approaches; and skills training.

    We are always looking for evaluations of wellbeing projects, programmes, and policies carried out by government, academics, funders, civil society, or businesses. This helps to build the broader evidence base on what works. You can send your wellbeing evaluations to evaluation@whatworkswellbeing.org

    • 7056

      Studies

    • 28

      have been included

    • 11

      studies showed a statistically significant change in at least one ONS4.

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    ONS4 evaluations: what works?

    Who is using the ONS4 measures in impact evaluations, and why?

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