Recently a British teenager won almost a million in championships of the computer game Fortnite. So what other good news can we find in evidence of the positive aspects of gaming? Economic impact The BFI report, “Screen Business: How tax incentives help power economic growth across the UK”, says that the gaming industry directly employs […]
How much overtime do British workers do? The Office for National Statistics has Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE). It has data on hours and wages by occupation, gender and region. According to the TUC there was £32 billion unpaid hours put in in 2018. They calculated that by occupation teachers put in the most unpaid […]
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 […]