well-being

Growing up in Scotland: family and school influences on children's social and emotional well-being

Document that presents key findings from a project that investigated family and school influences on children's social and emotional well-being.

The project explored possible influences on children's behavioural and emotional difficulties, and on their subjective well-being. It used data collected from mothers and children in the first birth cohort of the Growing Up in Scotland study, interviewed in 2012/13 when the child was seven years old. Mothers were asked about the child's behavioural and emotional problems, and children were asked about their life satisfaction.

A better state: inclusive principles for Scottish welfare

First in a series of papers which lay out the third sector’s vision and ambitions for the Scotland of the future as we journey towards next year’s referendum and beyond. It reflects thinking and ideas from across the sector and is intended as the starting point for ambitious discussions about the future of welfare in Scotland.

Co-production of health and wellbeing in Scotland

In Scotland co-production is no longer just a ‘nice idea’ but a necessity to deal with increasing health inequalities (Sir Harry Burns) and changing demographics and expectations (Gerry Power).

This book shows how and why Scotland has become one of the leaders in public service co-production – and how the lessons learnt so far can be applied more widely.

Recovery, public mental health and wellbeing

Paper that outlines how public mental health and the growing ‘wellbeing’ movement can contribute to one of the key challenges for recovery: increasing opportunities for building a life beyond illness (Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health, 2009a), keeping in mind the principles of respect for people’s self determination, choice, control and potential, as well as for support that does not undermine citizenship.

Can government measure family wellbeing? A literature review

Review based on a wide-ranging examination of international research and other literature, which considers the concept of family wellbeing and various tools that can be used to measure and understand it. Interest in wellbeing issues in the UK has tended to focus on the welfare of children rather than families.

Measuring well-being: a guide for practitioners

This short handbook on measuring well-being is produced by the Centre for Well-being at nef (the new economics foundation) with input from nef consulting. It is designed primarily for voluntary organisations and community groups delivering projects and services, to help them kick-start the process of measuring well-being outcomes.

Sustainable health and social care: a briefing for commissioners and health and wellbeing boards (Adults' Services SCIE Report 59)

Briefing that examines issues such as the role of health and wellbeing boards and commissioners; the impact of climate change; integration; community and personalisation; leadership and reputation; and risk management and business continuity.

Doing good? Altruism and wellbeing in an age of austerity

Study that examines whether society has and is becoming more selfish and materialistic over time.

Well-being in old age: findings from participatory research

Report of a project designed to develop understanding of what well-being means to older people, and of how it is produced. The well-being project was carried out between 2008 -11 in Brighton and Hove by a team involving university researchers, a voluntary sector manager and older co-researchers. Its aim was to develop participatory research with older people which would foreground lived experiences of ageing and co-produce knowledge about what well-being means.