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Families can take on many shapes and sizes, and are constructed of a diversity of members; young and old, men and women, those living close and those far-away. Often effectively connecting with and understanding our families can be really valuable for wellbeing. In this category you will find resources -on wellbeing-related aspects of family life: diversity, intergenerational connections, gender and many other aspects of family relationships.
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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.

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…

Measuring National Well-being: Our Relationships, 2015

Research has shown that the amount and quality of social connections with people around us are vitally important to an individual’s well-being and should be considered when making any assessment of National Well-being.This article focuses on people’s relationships with both family and friends. However, these relationships do not operate in isolation, and relationships within the wider community and the workplace…

Why Friends Are So Crucial To Our Happiness

Did you know that doubling your number of friends has the same effect on your well-being as a 50% increase in income?

Research shows that strong social bonds are one of the most important factors to our health and happiness. See how your friendships impact your well-being in this infographic, and get tips for strengthening those relationships…

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…

Talking wellbeing: A public dialogue approach to effective policy-making

Since 2010 the government has made great strides in measuring population wellbeing. The question now is how to use that data and other evidence on wellbeing to create better policies. This project brought together members of the public to help do just that.

By running three public dialogues on wellbeing in policy, this project found that…

The good childhood report 2014

The Good Childhood Report 2014 contains new findings from the ground breaking, nine-year programme of research on children’s well-being, involving around 50,000 children. This work is carried out in collaboration with the University of York and has become the most extensive national research programme on children’s subjective well-being in the world.

The objective of each report is…

Connections: A resource for early childhood educators about children’s wellbeing

Connections is a practical and reflective resource for early childhood educators to guide you in supporting children’s mental health and wellbeing. It is intended for use by educators who care for children (birth to eight years) in a range of settings including Long Day Care, Family Day Care, Preschool and Out of School Hours Care.

Positive mental…

How to support your child’s well-being

‘Parents want their children to be happy and positive about the future. But at times, the huge range of advice from parenting manuals, friends, family and other places can be overwhelming.

‘What make this guide different is that it’s influenced by the people that really know what they’re talking about – children themselves. It’s based on…