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The Maker Generation: Post-Millennials and the future they are fashioning

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

The generation currently finishing their education has great potential. However, their ability to realise their potential is being threatened. Though today’s young people are less likely to be taking drugs, committing crime and getting pregnant than prior generations, Britain has an adolescent mental health crisis. This stage of life is when people are particularly susceptible to the development of mental health issues, with most adult mental illness starting during adolescence.

Our prosperity as a nation is dependent on the wellbeing of all its members. Furthermore, the journey of people out of poverty towards prosperity depends on ensuring this next generation emerges as a thriving cohort. Their employment prospects and collective contribution to society are dependent on their wellbeing.

While many organisations are working on the ground to increase awareness, diagnosis and support for young people, the public policy debate is lagging behind these efforts. In response, this report intends to contribute to understanding young people and the challenges they face.

Read the report here.

Commentary

Student suicide rates highlight why we must do more to address adolescent mental ill-health

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

New figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) reveal the extent of the mental health challenge amongst university students, with 95 suicides recorded in the year to July 2017.
 
The statistics come amidst growing calls for universities to do more to improve mental health services for their students,  with recent evidence suggesting the number of students dropping out of university with mental health problems has trebled in the past decade. Universities UK recently called for urgent action to improve the coordination of care between universities and the NHS, highlighting the need for health information to travel with students and for university mental health services to acknowledge and better support the challenges facing students.

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Universities must improve their mental health services to safeguard students' wellbeing

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Mental health is an issue in the spotlight as never before, especially amongst young people. Rising suicide rates among university students coupled with a trebling of students dropping out with mental health problems have prompted calls for universities to improve mental health services.

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Events

Homes Not Houses: Putting Wellbeing First

Thursday, 9 June 2016

The 'Architecture of Prosperity' programme hosted a panel discussion to mark the publication of 'Housing the Mind', a new Legatum Institute essay. The event also launched a forthcoming study by Create Streets, titled 'Heart in the Right Street', which looks at the links between specific components of the built environment and measurable wellbeing.

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Housing the Mind

Thursday, 9 June 2016

What impact does the built environment have on our mental health? Psychiatrists Ciaran Abbey and TBS Balamurali are the authors of a new Legatum Institute study that explores the relationship between mental health and housing as a cornerstone from which humans can develop and flourish.

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Prosperity, Community and Identity: The Built Environment and Creative Capacity

Thursday, 24 April 2014

To inaugurate its 'Architecture of Prosperity' series, the Legatum Institute convened a seminar on Prosperity, Community and Identity: the built environment and creative capacity, which brought together a range of experts and practitioners from the worlds of architecture, planning, politics, academia and mental health. UK Minister for Planning, Nick Boles, served as guest speaker.

Events

Launch of the Commission on Wellbeing and Policy Report

Friday, 21 March 2014

The Legatum Institute hosted a livestreamed panel discussion to mark the launch of 'Wellbeing and Policy', a new report which aims to stimulate debate around if, and how, wellbeing analysis should influence government policy.