Parliament & Commission on Wellbeing & Policy

Key documents

Legatum Commission on Wellbeing and Policy Chaired by former UK Cabinet Secretary Lord O’Donnell, with Angus Deaton, David Halpern, Martine Durand and Lord Layard, the Commission, which ran for approximately one year, produced a final report that illustrates the strengths and limitations of wellbeing analysis and provides original and authoritative guidance on the implications for public policy. Lord O’Donnell is the Patron of the What Works Centre for Wellbeing and Lord Layard leads the cross cutting team at the Centre. 

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All-party Parliamentary Group on Wellbeing Economics The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Wellbeing Economics is an officially recognised cross-party group of MPs and Lords in the UK Parliament. The group  formed in 2009.  Its first report, ‘Wellbeing in four policy areas’, is the result of a year-long inquiry exploring how wellbeing evidence can be translated into policy in four diverse areas: labour markets, planning and transport, mindfulness in health and education, and arts and culture.
All-party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing The new All Party Parliamentary Group for Arts, Health and Wellbeing was launched in January 2014. Peers and MPs with a shared interest in the field of arts and health come together for regular events to hear about and discuss the latest developments relevant to current policy priorities.
All-party Parliamentary Group on Mindfulness All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) studies the benefits of bringing mindfulness into public policy. Its first report Mindful Nation was published Oct 15. It is supported by The Mindfulness Initiative, a coalition of Oxford, Exeter and Bangor Universities to advocate for a better understanding of mindfulness as a low cost intervention and its potential in a range of public services.


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