Action for Happiness
Action for Happiness is an independent charity which aims to bring people together, from all walks of life, to help create a happier society. It intends to be a hub of reliable information and exchange of new ideas and advice.
Foresight Report into Mental Capital and Wellbeing
Foresight is part of the Government Office of Science and conducts in-depth studies looking at major issues 20-80 years in the future. On the 22nd October 2008 Foresight published its report into Mental Capital and Wellbeing. The project was a collaborative effort involving over 400 scientists and is one of the most authoritative and comprehensive works on wellbeing in the world.
New Economics Foundation
New Economics Foundation (nef) is an independent think-and-do tank aims to inspire and demonstrate real economic well-being. nef provide the Secretariat to the APPG.
Nic Marks – The Happy Planet Index – TED Talk
Nic Marks of the New Economics Foundation (nef) gave a TED talk in July 2010. It is a great introduction to the science of wellbeing and environmental sustainability
Office of National Statistics – Measuring National Well-being
From April 2011 the Office of National Statistics (ONS) is producing statistics to measure ‘National Well-being’. Producing such statistics has been a key aim of the APPG since its creation. The ONS is also conducting a wider review into how to measure wellbeing in a broader sense in the longer term.
The Scottish Centre for Confidence and Well-being
The Centre for Confidence and Well-being was established to advance the education of the public in the field of cognitive psychology, particularly in relation to cognitive processes and techniques to enhance problem solving and increase confidence, optimism, life-satisfaction and happiness.