Metrics, Mindfulness and Wellbeing
Metrics allow you to prove the case for mindfulness in school programes within health and wellbeing initiatives, as part of pupil monitoring systems that combine wellbeing with existing management information data or even linking measures of wellbeing to academic achievement data. Target key areas for improvement and highlight hot spots for further support.
They enable you to understand the current position of a school or a government organisation but only become useful when you do something with the data you have gathered, such as: informing, planning, and evaluating your programmes and initiatives; informing your strategy; challenge and informing your board and helping you to map engagement for key stakeholders.
Please visit "Children Wellbeing" on the left for an overview of the work being done by organisations. For example The Children’s Society’s wellbeing research programme started in 2005 that provides a counterweight to other measures of children’s lives that tend to dominate, such as educational attainment, or health behaviours like drinking and drug use.
NPC’s Wellbeing Measure is an online survey-based tool designed to help charities, schools and other organisations show the difference they make to the lives of young people. This Measure can help you prove to funders what you’ve achieved, gather evidence to improve your services, save time and resources, and get a high quality validation of your work.
4 November 2015
Unhappy? Welcome to Bhutan – the nation of 90% joy
Guardian Happiness Indices
The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan was the first to measure happiness as an alternative to GDP. No wonder they’re so pleased
News from the International Conference on Gross National Happiness, where Bhutan’s happiness index rose from 0.743 in 2010 to 0.756 in 2015. “Is this fast or slow?” asked Bhutan’s prime minister in his keynote speech. “We do not yet know. We are still learning what is a ‘good’ growth rate!” He sounds jolly.
19 August 2015
School children in England are among the most unhappy in the world
The Children's Society
School children in England are among the most unhappy in the world, faring worse than those in Ethiopia, Algeria and Romania. English children ranked 14th out of 15 countries for overall life satisfaction, just ahead of South Korea, and scored low for aspects related to their "self" and school, according to research by the University of York in partnership with The Children's Society.
On average, 11% of children said they were dissatisfied with school life, with particularly poor relationships with teachers upon which England was ranked 14th out of the 15 countries. They were also unhappy about what they were learning (11th in the rankings).
17 June 2015
Child Health Profiles
Public Health England
Child Health Profiles provide a snapshot of child health and wellbeing for each local authority in England using key health indicators, which enables comparison locally, regionally and nationally.
By using the profiles local organisations can work in partnership to plan and commission evidence-based services based on local need. The profiles allow you to compare the outcomes in your local population with others in order to identify and learn from better performing areas.
14 April 2015
The Social Progress Imperative
The Social Progress Index 2015 is designed as a complement to GDP and other economic indicators to provide a more holistic understanding of countries' overall performance.
It is the world's most comprehensive framework developed for measuring social progress, and the first to measure social progress independently of GDP. It provides detailed insight into whether citizens have access to a wide range of progress measures including basic services, opportunities, healthcare, education, housing, decent policing, rights and freedom from discrimination.
30 June 2014
End of the e-Frame project & A roadmap for future
European Framework for Measuring Progress
The need to go beyond GDP to measure people well-being and societal progress is now fully recognised, also at a political level.
The EU FP7 project e-Frame - European Framework for Measuring Progress - aims at fostering the on-going debate on the measurement of well-being and the progress of societies among all relevant stakeholders, developing a European network and supporting National Statistical Institutes' measurement initiatives in this area.
26 June 2014
Health and wellbeing metrics and
We’ve added new information, case studies and useful links to the health and wellbeing section of our website on using metrics and demographics.
Metrics are readily available and enable you to prove the case for health and wellbeing initiatives to the board, target key areas for improvement and highlight hot spots for further support. The new section on our website covers:
1 May 2013
Ofsted | PSHE
This report evaluates
the strengths and weaknesses of personal, social, health and economic () education in primary and secondary schools in England. Based on
evidence from inspections of PSHE education carried out between January and July 2012 in 50 maintained schools and on evidence from an online survey of 178 young people conducted on behalf of Ofsted
between October and November 2012.