Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Office of National Statistics turns its attention to young people’s well-being

Knowing about well-being – and being able to measure it – is something that the UK Office of National Statistics (ONS) sees as crucial. How could an organisation that aims to improve understanding of life in the UK ignore it?! … Continue reading

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‘Taster’ workshops – come and see the Well-being Measure in action

We are holding some free ‘taster’ events in the New Year so you can see NPC’s Well-being Measure in action, and have a go at creating and completing your own surveys. These sessions will be held in our offices* and … Continue reading

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How to manage your survey

One of the advantages of NPC’s Well-being Measure is the ability to be able to manage your surveys whilst they are in action. You might for example, want to know how many people have already completed the survey or want … Continue reading

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The government’s review of PSHE education – measuring well-being can help schools to improve

Everyone agrees that ensuring the well-being of pupils is a vital part of what schools do. One element of this is the teaching of personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education – something that the Government is in the process … Continue reading

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Include NPC’s Well-being Measure in your funding bid!

Applying for a new grant? Need to have a plan of how report on your outcomes? Why not build the cost of NPC’s Well-being Measure into your funding bid? It’s recognised by many major funders – including BBC Children in … Continue reading

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How well-being targets could help change the exam culture in schools

Last night’s YoungMinds Annual Debate asked the question “Is our target driven school system damaging children’s wellbeing?”. At its heart was the contention that we have a schools system in the UK that seems to prize exam grades above everything … Continue reading

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‘If you treasure it, measure it’: The UK Civil Service’s response to well-being

“If you treasure it, measure it” was how Sir Gus O’Donnell, the Secretary to the Cabinet, introduced his talk on well-being at the end of last week. Entitled Well-being statistics: How will Whitehall respond, the most important man in the … Continue reading

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New consortium to help charities make the case to commissioners about young people’s mental health and well-being

News came last week that a group of charities, led by YoungMinds, will lead a drive to improve the UK voluntary sector’s ability to provide mental health support for children and teenagers. Introducing the initiative, one of the key aims … Continue reading

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