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Happy Beyond GDP: Photo Competition Results

To mark the 50 year anniversary of Robert Kennedy’s speech, where he expressed the limitations of GDP in leading us to true prosperity, we asked you to get creative and share photos of what GDP fails to measure - or in other words, what makes you ‘happy beyond GDP’.

How Society Could Be Happier Beyond GDP: Video with Happy City

“If we use the wrong measures, we will strive for the wrong things” – Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz.

The Network of Wellbeing (NOW) and Happy City hosted a webinar to mark International Day of Happiness and the 50th anniversary of Senator Robert Kennedy’s famous speech about the weaknesses of measuring societal progress only in terms of a growing economy. Check out the highlights and the full webinar video in this post.

Five Lessons Learned from Birmingham Wellbeing Programme

On Thursday 8th March 2018 a group of us from NOW’s practitioner network across the UK converged on Birmingham to see first-hand the innovative wellbeing programme that Birmingham City Council have developed under the leadership of Karen Creavin and her team. In this post I share some highlights and key lessons learned from this inspiring, moving day.

Mindful Photography for Improved Wellbeing

This post shares Ruth Davey’s experiences of utilising photography and mindfulness as a way to care for her mental health and overall wellbeing. Ruth now shares her skills and experiences through her organisation, Look Again.

Non-Violent Communication, Creativity and Supporting Young People: Latest from Totnes Wellbeing Fund

NOW is delighted to announce the three latest recipients of the Totnes Wellbeing Fund: Honouring the Day, Creative Journeys and the Youth Social Events project.

The Totnes Wellbeing Fund aims to support individuals and community groups in Totnes (Devon, UK), offering small seed grants to help turn great ideas to boost wellbeing into reality. Because a small change can make a big difference, we’re keen to support initiatives where a little input from us could really enhance personal, community and environmental wellbeing.