Improving wellbeing through evidence-informed policy

Meetings

Happy workers = Business growth?

17th May 2012 The panellists discussed whether promoting the wellbeing of employees helps increase workplace productivity and business profit, and then took questions from the audience. Speakers:–...

Is economic growth essential for wellbeing?

31st January 2012 The meeting explored whether economic growth is essential to our wellbeing in the short and long-term; whether it is possible to move to a new economic model where growth, as...

Wellbeing statistics: how will Whitehall respond?

2nd November 2011Sir Gus O’Donnell, the Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service, discussed how Whitehall could use the wellbeing statistics in the policy making and evaluation process...

Wellbeing and public policy

5th July 2011Professor Seligman, founder of positive psychology and past President of the American Psychological Association, has written extensively on the subject of wellbeing...

Measuring wellbeing and the implications for policy

16th February 2011The meeting explored the Office of National Statistic’s plans to measure ‘national wellbeing’ and how those statistics could be used in the policy making process. Speakers:– Jil...

Improving children’s wellbeing

2nd March 2010The meeting explored the UK’s record on childhood wellbeing and it could be improved. Speakers:– Professor Stephen Scott, Institute of Psychiatry– Senay Camgoz, UNICEF UK– Susan...

Improving wellbeing through evidence-informed policy