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International Forum for Wellbeing: Beyond GDP What Comes Next?

We need to move from a society that allows too much for too few, towards a society of wellbeing for all.

The International Forum for Wellbeing held in Grenoble, France, in June 2018 brought together hundreds of researchers, activists, civil society actors, policy makers and active citizens. The Forum aimed to provide a space to question the dominating narrative of economic growth at all costs, and to share ideas, inspiration and practical tools to help different people and groups work together towards a new type of future.

The Role of Happiness in Social Change: Video with Alex Nunn, Action for Happiness

We are facing many challenges in the world today - political, environmental and social. In this wider context some may ask: why focus on happiness, when there is so much suffering in the world? The below video is a recording of a webinar featuring Alex Nunn from Action for Happiness and exploring why a focus on happiness is relevant given the state of the world.

This webinar is part of a free 'Building Wellbeing Together' webinar series via the Network of Wellbeing (NOW).

Five Ways to Overcome Loneliness

Loneliness can be very damaging for our health and wellbeing. In this guest post Julie Breslin - Head of Drink Wise, Age Well programme - shares five ways to overcome loneliness, inspired by the Five Ways to Wellbeing.

Volunteering Valuable for Health and Wellbeing at All Ages

By Julie Breslin, Head of the Drink Wise, Age Well programme

According to a recent study by the Royal Voluntary Service and Prudential, almost half of 50 to 65 year-olds are interested in volunteering to form groups around their own interests in order to support people in their local community.

Volunteering is vital for tackling loneliness and improving health and wellbeing, and it's never too late to start volunteering for a project you care about!