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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.

Art and Wellbeing

Assembles ideas and case study material that demonstrates connections between community cultural development and government 'wellbeing' initiatives.
Australian and overseas research shows that direct involvement by communities in arts activity can contribute significantly to individual and community wellbeing and can enhance the efforts of government agencies in realising their policies for community wellbeing and ecologically sustainable communities.
The…

The power and potential of well-being indicators. Measuring young people’s well-being in Nottingham

The idea that Government should be concerned with people’s well-being or happiness is no longer frivolous. There has been a surge of interest in this area, including the devastating finding that whilst economic output has nearly doubled in the last 30 years life satisfaction levels in the UK have remained flat. nef research has shown that quality of life and…

Great Transition. The promise and lure of the times ahead

The planetary phase of history has begun, but its ultimate shape is profoundly uncertain. Will global development veer toward a world of impoverished people, cultures and nature? Or will there be a Great Transition toward a future of enriched lives, human solidarity and environmental sustainability? These questions are addressed in the path-breaking essay Great Transition: The Promise and Lure of…

The six dimensions of Wellness Model

Developed by Dr. Bill Hettler, co-founder of the National Wellness Institute (NWI), this interdependent model, commonly referred to as the Six Dimensions of Wellness, provides the categories from which NWI derives its resources and services.

Nature, Childhood, Health and Life Pathways

Participating in physical activity and experiencing nature both play an important role in positively influencing our health and wellbeing. Yet, physical activity levels have dropped dramatically, and inactivity results in 1.9 million deaths worldwide annually, roughly one in 25 of all deaths. The costs of inactivity in the UK are £8.3 billion per year, equating to £5 million for each…

Healthy High Streets a report by the Royal Society for Public Health

High streets are often the centres of our communities and have a role to play in encouraging healthy lifestyles. A report by the Royal Society For Public health suggests ways of assessing how healthy or otherwise our high street are. It suggests characteristics of healthy and unhealthy high streets and includes a survey of 70 towns and cities in the…

Self Determination Theory - Psychological Wellbeing and Sustainability

This brief article suggests that to understand the potential compatibility of people’s well-being and ecological sustainability, it may be helpful to attend to the extent to which
people’s psychological needs for safety/security, competence, relat-
edness, and autonomy are satisfied

Free Sample copy of Resurgence & the Ecologist Magazine

Resurgence & Ecologist magazine celebrates diversity and presents ideas, analysis and inspiration for a resilient and sustainable future.

It enables people to:
* Stay informed, with articles that challenge convention and offer new perspectives
* Access cutting edge ideas and analysis on ecological issues
* Explore grass roots initiatives with our extensive Frontline…