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Welcome to the Network of Wellbeing (NOW) Resources Database. This section of our website offers an opportunity to access and share resources about wellbeing, to enable learning, collaboration and ultimately to strengthen individual and community wellbeing in practice. We hope you find the database helpful, and we welcome your feedback and suggestions.

Green, healthy and happy

Once, the concern about the environment and the appreciation of nature were considered to follow only after the satisfaction of our material needs (the so-called post-materialist thesis). Since the early 1980s there has been a surge in the use of phrases like ‘climate change’ and ‘global warming’. There is an increasing interest in the impact of environment and environmental attitudes…

Happiness Pulse

Happiness has a pulse – Complete this short survey and in just a few minutes you can understand more about your happiness and explore simple ways to grow happiness where you are.

This is part of the Happy City Index - the world’s first city-wide, comprehensive, live measure of happiness and wellbeing. It will revolutionise how cities…

At the heart of health: Realising the value of people and communities

This report explores the value of people and communities at the heart of health, in support of the NHS Five Year Forward View vision to develop a new relationship with people and communities.

Person- and community-centred approaches for health and wellbeing have significant potential to improve outcomes for individuals, support the development of strong and resilient communities…

A guide to community-centred approaches for health and wellbeing

The move to a new health system has created opportunities for public health and healthcare to become more person and community centred. Changes in commissioning and practice need to be supported by good access to evidence and practical information. This briefing gives an overview of the case for change, key concepts and types of community-centred approaches.

Three Tips for Mindfulness Facilitators at Work

In this video Wendy Quan, a change manager at Pacific Blue Cross, explains how she became a mindfulness facilitator at her workplace and offers tips for others who want to do the same.

Well-being Indicator Tool for Youth (WIT-Y)

The Well-being Indicator Tool for Youth (WIT-Y) was designed for youth aged 15-21 years. It consists of:

- The WIT-Y assessment, an online tool that youth can complete to explore their well-being across eight domains.

- The WIT-Y Snapshot, which gives youth a picture of their well-being based on the assessment they completed.

What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it's fame and money, you're not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you're mistaken. As the director of a 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, he shares three important lessons learned…

2015 Legatum Prosperity Index

The annual Legatum Prosperity Index™ ranks 142 countries across eight categories: the Economy, Entrepreneurship & Opportunity; Governance; Education; Health; Safety & Security; Personal Freedom; and Social Capital.

Five Ways to Wellbeing

A short animated film produced for Rochdale Council about the 5 Ways to Wellbeing. Animation company Kilogramme worked with Rochdale teenagers to explore what the 5 ways to wellbeing mean to them, using their lives and their ideas.

The Good Childhood Report 2015 : An International Comparison of Children’s Wellbeing in 15 Countries

The Children’s Society and the University of York research report on children’s subjective well-being 2015 reviews progress that has been made in understanding how children feel about their lives and also to consider how this understanding can be put to practical use in order to improve the lives of children in the future. Its findings follow up previous reports over…