Happy New Year! Improving the wellbeing of children and young people

Happy New Year from the What Works centre for Wellbeing! 2015 will be a very exciting year and busy year!

To start off we’d like to share the recent report from the Children’s Society and NEF on improving the wellbeing of children and young people as one of our Pioneer case studies.


Wellbeing debates and seminars January – March 2015

British Academy Debates – Wellbeing British Academy Debates Well-being

Our interim Chair Lord Gus O’Donnell, along with our own Gregor Henderson and Paul Dolan from LSE, are taking part in this series of wellbeing debates on public policy for greater prosperity in the new year #bigdebates

It looks like it will be a great line up of speakers and events across the UK:

LSE Wellbeing Seminar Series Jan-March

We’re also excited for this new series of wellbeing seminars at the LSE including one about What Works for Early Intervention on 15th January from our friends at the Early Intervention Foundation.

The Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics run an established Wellbeing Seminar series.  It is organised by Professor Richard Layard, Dr Nick Powdthavee and Dr Jan-Emmanuel De Neve

8 Jan The long term effects of social and emotional skills in childhood Alissa Goodman (CLS)
15 Jan What Works in Early Intervention. Early findings from a What Works Centre Leon Feinstein (EIF)
22 Jan The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for recurrent depression Willem Kuyken (Oxford) and Sarah Byford (IoP KCL)
19 Mar Childhood mental health and unemployment across the life-course Liam Delaney (Stirling)
26 Mar TBC John Brazier and Tessa Peasgood (Sheffield)

These seminars are free and open to all – there is no need to register.

If external to LSE please bring a print out or save this information and bring it with you.

Thursdays at 1pm (with sandwiches from 12.45)

Location: 2nd floor Seminar Room (2.04), 32 Lincoln’s Inn Fields

Details of the seminars are posted on the Wellbeing Programme events page, with papers/presentations when available. For any enquiries, please contact Harriet Ogborn, H.Ogborn@lse.ac.uk

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