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.

International Day of Happiness: Share What Makes You Happy Beyond GDP

On 20th March it'll be International Day of Happiness. This March also marks 50 years since Robert Kennedy made a famous speech spelling out the inadequacy of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as a measure of societal progress, saying that, “it measures everything, in short, apart from that which makes life worthwhile”. In the lead up to International Day of Happiness, we will be joining together with Happy City to highlight how a fairer economy will lead to more happiness and wellbeing for all. We’d love you to be involved, including by entering a #HappyBeyondGDP photo competition and joining us at a free webinar on how society could be happier beyond GDP.