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This ‘How to’ guide is one of a series designed to bring together learning from the five-year Right Here programme initiated by Paul Hamlyn Foundation and the Mental Health Foundation. This particular guide is aimed at youth organisations working with young people, to help to embed mental wellbeing improvement practices within the organisations.
This document is presented in a way that it: • Illustrates the journey of the initial Asset Based approach in Wakefield. • Draws together the ‘research’ of the Asset Based data for analysis and review. • Provides illustrative examples to guide future activity for Asset Based and Co- production Approaches - through to potential commissioning. • Draws together the links between Asset Based/Co Production approaches and the development of the JSNA.
This report presents key findings from the Sovereign Wellbeing Index about the wellbeing of New Zealand adults in late 2012. The survey is the first national representation of how New Zealanders are faring on a personal and social level. The Sovereign Wellbeing Index provides a much needed look into how New Zealanders are coping within the economic conditions. Wellbeing around New Zealand - Using flourishing as a measure of wellbeing there were small but consistent effects of gender, age and income. Older, female and wealthier New Zealanders on average showed higher flourishing scores. Similar findings were found across all other measures of wellbeing giving some confidence in the convergence of measures. - There were only small differences in average flourishing scores between ethnic groups (NZ European slightly higher than Asian) and regions across New Zealand. - Social position was a powerful indicator of wellbeing. Those higher on the social ladder reported much higher wellbeing. - The five Winning Ways to Wellbeing were all strongly associated with higher wellbeing. People who socially connected with others (Connect), gave time and resources to others (Give), were able to appreciate and take notice of things around them (Take notice), were learning new things in their life (Keep learning), and were physically active (Be Active) experienced higher levels of wellbeing
This report reveals that youngers teenagers have lower well-being than other age groups in most aspects of their lives. The findings come from our eight-year, ground-breaking programme of research, in collaboration with the University of York, to explore and measure children’s subjective well-being. This is the second in our series of annual reports to outline what we know about the quality of children’s lives – as rated by children themselves. What does the report say? So far, we have run surveys and consultations with over 42,000 children aged eight and above. 
'A Glass Half-full' offers a fresh perspective on how to reduce inequalities in community health and wellbeing. It proposes assessing and building on the strengths and resources in a community to increase resilience and social capital, and develop better ways of delivering health outcomes. Mounting evidence shows that when practitioners begin with what communities have – their assets – as opposed to what they don't have - their needs - a community's ability to address those needs increases. So too does its capacity to lever in external assistance. This publication offers local authorities, health practitioners and politicians an introduction to the asset model approach and principles and gives examples of how it is being used in England. It also outlines a set of coherent and structured tools that put asset model principles into practice.
This booklet is an introduction to ecotherapy, a range of nature-based programmes that can help support your mental wellbeing. It describes the different types of programmes available, their benefits and how to join them.
Many areas of life influence the health and wellbeing of families. This review identifies some of the evidence about what is known to influence family wellbeing. The focus is on positive behaviours that people have some direct control over. We found that six domains (or themes) are key. These are described under the following headings: eat, move, connect, learn, play and give. Robust research evidence exists showing that each of these have relevance for the health and wellbeing of families.
What is it? This discussion kit has been designed to get people thinking more about their wellbeing or that of their community and to consider what action could be taken to improve it in their area.Developed by Our Life in partnership with NHS North West, the North West Public Health Observatory, NHS Cumbria and NHS Liverpool, 'A Fair Deal for Wellbeing?' enables small groups of citizens to organise their own discussion about this complex issue. Through the use of a set of cards, groups can consider a range of opinions before suggesting what they think is the best course of action. The kit can be used in groups of up to 10 people or as few as three and allows people to lead their own deliberative processes in whichever venue they like, with whoever they want to. Whether you are a group wanting to know more about improving your own wellbeing or interested in taking action together within your community; maybe you are a worker wanting to develop a plan or to seek views from others about what is important - this kit is built on everyone having a part to play in improving wellbeing.
The survey of 18,500 adults - the largest survey ever of its kind in the UK - was undertaken in 2009 in a response to a growing need to understand more about the positive mental wellbeing of people in the region. The full technical report, a large reference document containing full charts and tables.
This document sets out research and recommendations for a school-based approach to promote emotional wellbeing amongst children and young people in Buckinghamshire. It focuses on supporting schools and local agencies to promote mental health interventions to boost mental wellbeing of children and young people and reduce the likelihood of poor mental health outcomes. Our research with practitioners, children and young people in Buckinghamshire highlighted seven key themes, which are addressed in this document. We have recommended activities and interventions to support these themes. In addition, each recommendation is linked to the five ways to wellbeing. ‘Examples from elsewhere’ highlight interventions that have been developed and delivered across the country. In considering what could be done in Buckinghamshire, the research gave rise to a number of underpinning principles, which point the way to increased wellbeing for children and young people.
A new animation exploring the 5 Ways to well-being. Richmond Fellowship has worked with CWP to create a highly original animation "Take 5". Created by 43 participants, the animation explores 5 individual themes to well-being: Connect, Take Notice, Keep Learning, Give and Be Active.
This animation was made to illustrate how engaging in creative activities can contribute to our wellbeing. Through 5 short stories, the animation demonstrates how easy it is to combine creativity and the 5 Ways to Wellbeing and how we can all benefit from incorporating both into our daily lives. The animation was created by Richmond Fellowship's (RF) Creative Arts Programme. Now in its second year, the Programme is designed to further the recovery of people who use RF's Services through engagement in creative projects.