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Mental Capital and Wellbeing

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The Project findings were launched on 22nd October 2008. The final Project report together with the evidence base for the Project, including scientific reviews, is available from the Reports and Publications page.


The aim of the Foresight Project on Mental Capital and Wellbeing has been to advise the Government on how to achieve the best possible mental development and mental wellbeing for everyone in the UK in the future.

The Project has used the best available scientific evidence to develop a vision for:

  • the opportunities and challenges facing the UK over the next 20 years and beyond, and the implications for everyone’s mental development and mental wellbeing;
  • signposts to what we all need to do to meet the challenges ahead – Government, individuals and business.

The audio CD covers the main themes and relevance of the Project including explanations of Mental Capital and Mental Wellbeing and interviews with the science experts who have been involved in this Project.

Project Outputs:

The following are available from the Reports and Publications page.

  • An executive summary detailing the Project's key findings.
  • The final Project report including an analysis of possible interventions and strategic options.
  • A plan of engagement with leading stakeholders from both the public and private sectors.
  • A report detailing the principal Project systems maps.
  • The evidence base for the Project analysis including the Project scientific reviews and summary reports.

Please see the project process page for more information on how the Project work was structured.

Project Oversight:

The Project has been advised by a High Level Stakeholder Group chaired by Bill Rammell MP. An Expert Advisory Group has also advised on the technical content and key issues to address, and helped ensure that the highest quality science is used in the work. A full list of both groups can be found here: High Level Stakeholder Group members - Expert Advisory Group members.