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Wellbeing and the New Economy: NOW at NESI

Here at the Network of Wellbeing (NOW) we are very excited that some of our team will be joining the New Economy and Social Innovation Forum (NESI) in Malaga from 19th-22nd April. There is a clear link between the economy and wellbeing, and this is our motivation for supporting NESI.

Building Wellbeing Together: A Weekend to (Re-)Think Wellbeing

The Network of Wellbeing (NOW) is proud to partner the beautiful Hawkwood College in hosting a ‘Building Wellbeing Together Weekend‘ from 22nd - 24th September 2017, in Stroud, UK. We’re delighted to announce that the world-renowned wellbeing and happiness researcher Nic Marks and positive psychology expert Chris Johnstone will be keynote speakers! And we’re keen to hear your views on who and what else you’d love to have at this event. This post shares all the latest details!

Creating New ‘Library of Things’: Share Shed Takes Shape

Last year the Totnes Share Shed, a new 'library of things' was just a seed of an idea. Now twelve months on, the idea has sprouted into reality with plans to open the Share Shed doors this Spring! This post provides an update on the latest news from the project and some ideas on how you can get involved.

Fireside - Wellbeing Funding in Action

The Totnes Wellbeing Fund offers grants up to £500 to help new initiatives which could really enhance personal, community and environmental wellbeing locally. This summer, Mim Stenning was awarded a grant to set up a community Open Mic night called Fireside. In this blog, she gives us a wonderful account of her journey to connect others through music and song.

It’s the Economy, Stupid

“It’s the economy, stupid”. The infamous words of Bill Clinton’s campaign strategist were instrumental in his ultimately successful campaign to win the 1992 US Presidential Election. Since then, his slogan has become a mantra for politicians who wish to hone in on what they believe to be voters’ biggest concerns. But where does wellbeing fit into this?