The OECD has discussed methodology (in terms of OECD nations) in a number of its reports. This includes How Was Life? Global Well-being since 1820 – which covers 25 nations. They have also developed the Better Life Index- which compare well-being across countries, based on 11 topics the OECD has identified as essential, in the areas of material living conditions […]
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This week the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Social Media and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Inquiry: “Managing the Impact of Social Media on Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing” called for safeguards; but their surveys also found that two thirds of those answering found social media useful for sourcing health information.
World Happiness Report 2018, ranks 156 countries by their happiness levels. The 2019 report is due to be launched on the 20th March – International Day of Happiness. Download the data and consult the methodology on the website.
Useful mental health resources include: World Health Organization Mental Health Atlas; the latest (2017) edition provides data on 177 WHO members covering mental health policy, planning and services. It contains economic expenditure on mental health, measure of public mental health promotion campaigns and take-up rates in individual nations. Time to Change has resources to combat stigma […]
The challenges and needs of gender, sexual and romantic minorities in Higher Education The latest report from Student Minds completed by 467 students, recent graduates and members of University/Students’ Union staff found that: ‘Many respondents noted that they experienced barriers accessing support because they feel misunderstood or judged.’ It has recommendations for student unions and […]
Shocking findings from the latest Children’s Society Annual Report. Since 2010 The Children’s Society has conducted household surveys in Great Britain with parents and children aged 8 to 17. Covers 2,000 households in England and Wales. They found of those surveyed, girls were twice as likely to self-harm (22% compared to 9 % for boys). […]
Not according to this report from the Intergenerational Foundation Think tank It compared economic wellbeing, relationships, health, personal environment and a sense of belonging from 3 national surveys: 1995 – Participants born 1964-1975 2005 – Participants born 1976-1985 2015 – Participants born 1986-1995 Overall it found that today’s 20-year olds had experienced a 10% decline […]
World Friendship day- why it is bad to be lonely? 30th July was designated International day of friendship by the United Nations. The original resolution seeks to promote understanding and bridges between communities however friendship is also important to the mental health and wellbeing of individuals. Failure to address their needs impacts on the economic […]
…according to the latest annual Princes Trust survey of 2,194 16-25 year olds. Get the full results from their website. Many suffer anxiety, a lack of confidence and control over their future. For example 59% of working young people feel they need opportunities to develop their skills before they can think about career options. The site […]
The latest annual Good Childhood report from the Children’s Society measures children’s subject well-being and happiness. It has their opinions on social media, friends, family, education and health. It is possible to get breakdowns by gender. Details of the methodology used is provided on the website. Trends in time from the first index in 2005 […]