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Viewing Database Entries in Category - Education and Wellbeing

Education does not need to start and stop at a certain age; it has been proven that if we keep learning throughout our lives this is good for our overall wellbeing. Therefore this category of the Wellbeing Database contains resources based on wellbeing in both formal and informal settings, which includes a variety of resources on wellbeing-related training. In addition, this section also contains resources on understanding of different approaches to wellbeing.
(Photo: Winter ecology education session. Credit: Lisa McKeon, USGS).

You can find a review/summary of a selection of these resources in this blog post.


The UK Prosperity Index 2016

The UK Prosperity Index assesses how prosperous a place is using a combination of wealth and wellbeing across a number of sub-indices. From the strength of communities to the health of the population, the Index goes beyond traditional measures to give a rich picture of life in the UK.

Public Dialogue Toolkit

Want to run a public dialogue yourself?

What Works Wellbeing have produced a toolkit to help you scope and deliver a wellbeing public dialogue process.

The toolkit addresses the following questions: What is a public dialogue? What does it involve? What is unique about a wellbeing dialogue? When to use public dialogues and…

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…

A Multidisciplinary Framework for Measuring and Improving Wellbeing

Wellbeing is a dynamic multidisciplinary concept for a better future. We can see wellbeing as a balance point between resources and challenges, autonomy and intensity, as well as support and demand. Any system to measure, understand, or increase wellbeing must contain multidisciplinary theories and findings, incorporate co-responsibility and appreciative inquiry, and include feedback loops that allow for accurate measurement of…

Five Ways to Wellbeing: Toolkit for working with young people in Hertfordshire

Five Ways to Wellbeing: Toolkit for working with young people in Hertfordshire is for anyone working or engaging with young people in Hertfordshire (but is helpful for those elsewhere too).  It explains why improving young peoples' wellbeing is important and introduces practical ideas for using the Five Ways to Wellbeing when working with young people.

Ways to well-being: Exploring the links between children’s activities and subjective well-being

This report describes the outcomes of a research study conducted jointly by The Children’s Society and NEF (New Economics Foundation) which explores activities that children can do themselves that might be linked to increased feelings of well-being.

The Children’s Society, which has been involved in a child-centred well-being research programme since 2005, was interested to explore the…

How to organise a Community Potluck

This guide describes the Community Potluck events that have been hosted by Network of Wellbeing, in Totnes (UK). The aim of this document is to offer information and inspiration to help you to run similar activity in your own community. Considering the “Five ways to Wellbeing” developed by nef (new economics foundation), this event offers an opportunity for people to…

Sustainable Well-being: Concepts, issues, and educational practices

In November 2012 the Education for Sustainable Well-being Research Group at the University of Manitoba organized its first conference, entitled “Educating for Sustainable Well-being: Concepts, issues, perspectives, and practices”. Following the conference participants were invited to develolp their presentations into papers and submit those for consideration for inclusion in an e-book on the theme of the conference. The present book…