Practical and Researcher resources

Key Research from around the UK 

Foresight Report into Mental Capital and Wellbeing Foresight is part of the Government Office for Science and conducts in-depth studies looking at major issues 20-80 years in the future. In 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.
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.

Practical Resources 

Mental Wellbeing Impact Assessment tool Mental Well-being Impact Assessment (MWIA) enables people and organisations to assess and improve a policy, programme, service or project to ensure it has a maximum equitable impact on people’s mental well-being.  Published by the National MWIA Collaborative (England)  May 2011
Discussion kit for Wellbeing dialogues with communities Community engagement for wellbeing toolkit from Our Life to get people thinking more about their wellbeing or that of their community and to consider what action could be taken to improve it in their area.  Developed by Our Life in partnership with NHS North West, the North West Public Health Observatory, NHS Cumbria and NHS Liverpool, ‘A Fair Deal for Wellbeing?’ enables small groups of citizens to organise their own discussion about this complex issue
ACAS on Wellbeing and workplace performance Tips and resources on improving workplace wellbeing and performance from a specialist in free and impartial advice on worklace relations.
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.

Research Resources

World Wellbeing project resources for language analysis for wellbeing