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Viewing Database Entries in Category - Health and Wellbeing

Health is clearly a vital aspect of our wellbeing. The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines health as a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. This category therefore covers resources on physical and psychological health, as well as the health systems which best help support high levels of wellbeing.
(Photo: A varied diet is vital for health. Credit: Denise Curi).


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.

The Happy Planet Index 2016 – Briefing Paper

The Happy Planet Index (HPI) measures what matters: sustainable wellbeing for all. It tells us how well nations are doing at achieving long, happy, sustainable lives.

This briefing paper offers a short overview of the index and of the 2016 results.

You can explore all the data at happyplanetindex.org.

Public health in a changing climate

The recent shift of public health departments from primary care trusts to local authorities in England provides scope for more joined-up action to mitigate and adapt to climate change locally. Climate change poses both a threat and an opportunity for public health. This report reviews current local strategies and actions to address climate change by public health departments and their…

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…