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A What Works Centre for Wellbeing is being established.
www.whatworkswellbeing.org

 

The Resolution Foundation: an independent research and policy organisation, with the goal of improving outcomes for people on low and modest incomes.
www.resolutionfoundation.org

 

Office of National Statistics  www.ons.gov.uk/
Can browse by Theme. Under People and Places there is a section on Societal Wellbeing.

 

A movement for happiness
www.movementforhappiness.org/movement-manifesto

 

The Marmot Report (2010)
www.ucl.ac.uk/gheg/marmotreview

 

The Equality Trust
www.equalitytrust.org.uk

 

Manchester Metropolitan University’s Research Institute for Health and Social Change (RIHSC)
www.rihsc.mmu.ac.uk


Community Psychology UK
www.compsy.org.uk


Prof Jeffrey Sachs argues that the world faces challenges on an unprecedented scale-the destruction of the planet through global warming, terrorism, extreme poverty, disease, and bad governance. Discover more about the solution he offers

www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/reith2007


Funds research on social issues

www.leverhulme.ac.uk


Latest information on research funded by the ESRC

www.esrcsocietytoday.ac.uk


Democratic left pressure group for a more equal and democratic world

www.compassonlineoorg.uk


The New Economics Foundation. An independent ‘think and do’ tank, including well-being.

www.neweconomics.org


Research on well-being from the Centre for Economic Performance at the LSE.

www.cep.lse.ac.uk/research/wellbeing


Independent research institute conducting research to promote economic wellbeing and quality of life.

www.psi.org.uk


Downloadable research papers on well-being

www.andrewoswold.com

 

First International Conference on Community, Work and Family: change and transformation. Manchester 2005

www.mmu.ac.uk/cwfconference   

 

Cross-national research study of young adults negotiating the work-family boundary

www.workliferesearch.org/transitions  

European network for positive psychology

www.enpp.org

Funding for sustainable development, including well-being.

http://www.defra.gov.uk:80/science/funding/competitions.htm

 

 

UK Government site for sustainable development, including well-being.

www.defra.gov.uk/environment/sustainable   

 

 

Sustainable Development Research Network. Includes well-being

www.sd-research.org.uk   

 

Economic and Social Research Council

www.esrc.ac.uk

 

Several Universities have collaborated to form the virtual Work-life Research Centre which has a range of research projects on the quality of life.

www.workliferesearch.org

 

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation is the largest UK's independent social policy research and development charity. It supports a wide programme of research and development projects in housing, social care and social policy.

www.jrf.org.uk

 

This is a world data base of happiness: a continuous register of research on subjective appreciation of life.

www.eur.nl/fsw/research/happiness

 

The ESRC's Centre for Globalisation and Regionalisation. It also has key links to other sites.

www.csgr.org

 

The World Watch Institute, Washington, USA. An internet source for cross-disciplinary global environmental information.

www.worldwatch.org

 

Public Art. A new developing site for the public, artists and arts administrators. It will have links to other organisations.

www.publicart.org

 

Consciousness Research. Concerned with the interdisciplinary field of consciousness theory and research. Includes fundamental considerations of mind, body, environment and aesthetics.

www.consciousness.arizona.edu/

 

Reith Lectures.
A Question of Trust. Reith lectures 2002. We say we no longer trust our public services, institutions or the people who run them.
The End of Age. Reith lectures 2001. Dramatic increases in life expectancy are shaking the structure of societies around the world.
The Runaway World. Reith lectures 1999. See the debate on equality, globalisation, democracy, family and tradition.

www.bbc.co.radio4/reith/
www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/reith2002/
www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/reith2001/
www.lse.ac.uk/giddens

 

Comment and analysis on environment, globalisation and politics.

www.monbiot.com

 

Demos. An independent think tank based in London launched in 1993 to help revive public policy and political thinking.

www.demos.co.uk

 

Leisure Studies Association. Founded in 1975 the LSA is concerned with research and policy for leisure in the context of work and the family. For information on publications, conferences, and membership click on this link.

www.leisure-studies-association.info/lsaweb/index.html

 

Developments in positive psychology, particularly in the USA

www.positivepsychology.org

British Psychological Society, Consciousness and Experiential Psychology Section

www.warwick.ac.uk/cep

 

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