Wellbeing in Four Policy Areas

The UK has become a Global Leader by Measuring National Wellbeing


This report launched in the House of Lords on Tuesday 14th October 2014 covers four separate policy areas – labour markets, planning and transport, mindfulness in health and education, and arts and culture – and uses the wellbeing evidence to make substantive policy recommendations.


It also makes the case for wellbeing to take centre stage as an overarching policy objective, recommending that all parties should set out their approach to wellbeing in their manifestos, and that the government should publish progress against a National Wellbeing Strategy.


The following is one of the key recommendations of the APPG on Wellbeing Economics report from Chapter 5 'Building personal resources: mindfulness in health and education' 


Mindfulness has significant potential to improve wellbeing and save public money. A key first step for unlocking this potential is to train health and education professionals (doctors, nurses, teachers) in mindfulness.”


Members of the APPG on Wellbeing Economics
Chair: David Lammy MP
Vice-Chair: Dr Julian Huppert MP
Vice-Chair: Baroness Claire Tyler
Treasurer: Helen Goodman MP
Secretary: Caroline Lucas MP

Other group members are listed below:


Get the Report here


Lord Gus O’Donnell

Chair of the Legatum Commission on Wellbeing and Policy speaking at the report launch in the Moses Room at the House of Lords on Tuesday 14th October 2014.


Other group members of the APPG on Wellbeing Economics

Zac Goldsmith MP
Sir Peter Bottomley MP
Lord Richard Layard
Graham Allen MP
Kelvin Hopkins MP
Jon Cruddas MP
Lord Bhikhu Parekh
Lord Leslie Turnberg
Chris Ruane MP
Lord Alan Howarth
Lorely Burt MP
Martin Horwood MP
Annette Brooke MP
Andrew George MP
Mike Hancock MP
Adrian Sanders MP
John Leech MP

The APPG is pleased to announce that the publication of its report, ‘Wellbeing in four policy areas’, is now available to download from this link.