Via ESRC website - full details available here
A new centre is being set up to gather and share evidence on what works to improve wellbeing. The independent What Works Centre for Wellbeing is the latest addition to the What Works Network, launched by the Government last year to improve public services through evidence-based policy.
Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Public Health England and other partners, including government departments, the centre will become operational next spring, when grants will be awarded to universities to research the impact that different interventions and services have on wellbeing.
The initial focus of research will be on the themes of work, communities and culture. The results will help government, councils, health and wellbeing boards, charities and businesses make decisions and choices informed by what the evidence says really matters for the wellbeing of people, communities and the nation as a whole.
To mark the launch of the What Works Centre for Wellbeing, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills published complementary research on employee wellbeing, what workplace factors influence it and how wellbeing affects performance.