Marriage is best for long-term happiness
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.
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.
The Church and Mental Wellbeing - Bournemouth
@The Barrington Centre Pennys Walk Ferndown BH22 9TH
How do you as a Church leader, youth worker or key volunteer offer the most effective support to those who come looking for help? How do you comfort the bereaved and hold the broken-hearted? What can you say or do to offer solace to a teen with unrelenting anxiety? Supporting church leaders, pastoral ministers and key volunteers to find new and positive ways to embrace those who live with mental health needs, enabling them to feel welcome, wanted and useful, with sessions on; Addiction, Depression, Grief and loss, Anxiety in young people.
The Happiness Course Leaders Training Day - London
@Livability Head Office, 6 Mitre Passage, London, SE10 0ER
This day will train you to run Livability’s ‘The Happiness Course’ in your community. The Happiness Course is a four session course based on scientific research, ancient wisdom and real life experience. Participants can apply the course to improve their own happiness, and churches can use it to make their community a happier place. The Happiness Course was developed by Livability to support churches in having meaningful conversations about happiness and wellbeing. In every session we talk about our experiences, examine what science tells us, and then explore practical tools that we can use during the week. The course starts by asking the simple question ‘What makes you happy?’ It then examines four different kinds of happiness – pleasure, success, relationships and meaning.