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Children’s well-being and social relationships, UK: 2018
From an article by ONS
Children’s well-being is an important part of the nation’s well-being. Childhood sets the foundation for a well-functioning and healthy adulthood.
Marriage is best for long-term happiness
From an article in the Journal of Happiness Studie
Those who marry are more satisfied than those who remain single. The benefits of marriage persist in the long-term. Marriage seems to be most important in middle age. Those who are best friends with their partners have the largest well-being benefits.
The effect of a dog in school
A comfort dog is a counselling support. They possess the two most important qualities of an effective social worker or counsellor--unconditional acceptance and warmth.
From an article in Resurgence magazine
A “compassionate community” scheme in Frome aimed at tackling loneliness and associated ill health has helped cut emergency hospital admissions by 17%.
Time to Change
Around 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem this year yet the shame and silence can be as bad as the mental health problem itself.
Insights into poverty and inequality - 4
Since the early 1990s, inequality, as shown by the Gini coefficient, has stayed relatively level. In other words, although there is inequality there has not been a large increase in recent years.
Lifting spirits of those with dementia
While music is known for lifting moods, rising evidence shows profound responses when favourite tunes are played to those with dementia.
Insights into poverty and inequality - 3
Pay is not a strong satisfier but an employees’ perceived lack of pay or unfairly administered pay is a serious dissatisfier.
Why beauty matters
From a TED talk
“At every level of the human experience, we are looking for the beautiful, something that gives priority to our souls, not just our physical needs.”
Insights into poverty and inequality - 2
What measures give a better indication of poverty and help focus attention on areas needing improvement as well as showing us what is working well?
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