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A successful society is one where economic activity delivers high levels of sustainable well-being for all its citizens. nef has been researching well-being – how people experience their lives and flourish - for over a decade. Our work seeks to understand, measure and positively influence well-being, develop ways of integrating it into policy, and promoting it as an alternative measure of progress.
- Since 1970, the UK's GDP has doubled, but people's satisfaction with life has hardly changed.
- 81% of Britons believe that the Government should prioritise creating the greatest happiness, not the greatest wealth.
Blog post // November 20, 2012More
Publication // July 6, 2011
The Five Ways to Wellbeing is a set of evidence-based public mental health messages aimed at improving the mental health and wellbeing of the whole population. They were developed by nef (the new economics foundation) as the result of a commission by Foresight, the UK government‟s futures think-tank, as part of the Foresight Project on Mental Capital and Wellbeing.
This report presents the results of a scoping exercise looking at how the Five Ways to Wellbeing have been used across the UK since their launch as part of the Foresight report in October 2008.More