Wellbeing means happier people, healthier communities and a sustainable planet.
Wellbeing is an inseparable result of how we live, how we engage and connect within our communities and the health of our society and our environment. The Network of Wellbeing (NOW) works to promote wellbeing and to distil and apply best wellbeing practice with individuals, communities and organisations. Our intention is to learn from, cultivate and develop innovative, replicable models that might inspire others to develop wellbeing in their own communities and networks.
Our aspiration is for communities everywhere to flourish through the understanding and practice of wellbeing.
We aspire to a world where as many people as possible have meaningful healthy lives. By applying, promoting and sharing wellbeing practice, experience and information we intend to impact the wellbeing of our own and other communities. And in doing so we also hope to support policy makers in using wellbeing as a significant measure of prosperity.
We work both locally and globally.
Our first local initiative is NOW Totnes, where we work to support wellbeing in key areas, fund active wellbeing-related projects and build strong local links. Our international work aspires to develop a global network of wellbeing. We are exploring global links and have also set up the Wellbeing Ambassadors global volunteer programme, to help us to share information and resources with wider audiences.
We invite you to learn more about wellbeing, build your own wellbeing network and link with ours.
As Satish Kumar points out, “We cannot have wellbeing alone…. Wellbeing starts with the personal and intimate and expands wider and wider to the ultimate”.