Wellbeing - it’s about people and planet

Is economic growth alone the route to a better life?

We think not – and we are working to create an alternative.

Definition of wellbeing

Ask a group of people: “What are the key things which contribute to your wellbeing?”

Money – or a livelihood – will be in there as an answer. But so will many other things, including education, health, green space, leisure time and community.

By establishing the components of wellbeing, we can start to guide policies towards improving wellbeing – not just increasing GDP (Gross Domestic Product).

Local wellbeing workshops

We're working in partnership with the Network of Wellbeing (NOW) to develop local participative wellbeing workshops in communities around the country.

More information about this work and resources for running your own workshop can be found here.

The outcomes from these discussions will be used to campaign locally for action to improve wellbeing.

Policy work on wellbeing

We believe tackling inequality, in all its forms, is key to achieving wellbeing.

Read more about our position on inequality and do let us know your views on our ideas for proposals to address it.

Other work on wellbeing