Archive for 'wellbeing'

Would you be happier living in a greener urban area? »

Research from Exeter University explores the relationship between living in greener urban areas and personal wellbeing, and further examines the connections between urban planning and psychological health.

Final list of new sustainable development indicators follows consultation »

The Government has responded to issues raised in the public consultation and recommendations from the EAC inquiry into Measuring Sustainable Development and Wellbeing, and developed a final list of new indicators.

National well-being wheel of measures »

As part of its work to develop new measures of national well-being, the Office for National Statistics has published a wheel of measures, with 40 measures across 10 themes, based on the latest data available in March 2013.

Love Your National Parks »

Led by National Parks England with support from Defra and a range of partners, Love Your National Parks is a celebration of the country's National Parks and the health, wealth and happiness they bring.

Valuing England’s National Parks »

Valuing England’s National Parks, a new report from National Parks England, shows the importance of National Parks as thriving rural economies contributing to national prosperity and well-being through their special qualities.

Joining up health and social care »

Leaders in health and care have signed up to commitments on how they will help local areas integrate services in order to achieve high quality, compassionate care that results in better health and wellbeing.

Community Life Survey finds resurgence in volunteering »

The Community Life Survey, commissioned by Cabinet Office, provides statistics on issues key to encouraging social action and empowering communities, including volunteering, charitable giving, community engagement and well-being.

London’s quality of life improving »

The London Sustainable Development Commission’s fourth Quality of Life Indicators report provides a snapshot of London’s quality of life and identifies the sustainability issues London faces.

What’s good for the environment is good for us »

Waste Watch's first set of social outcomes from across its 2012 work programme demonstrates how the environmentally focused projects have additionally enabled benefits to the wellbeing of people taking part.

Walking and cycling for health, environmental and economic benefit »

New public health guidance from NICE examines how – and why - to increase the level of walking and cycling in the UK, detailing the multiple, overlapping benefits that increases in exercise can yield in many different areas of public policy.