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.
Happiness for All? Unequal Hopes and Lives in Pursuit of the American Dream
Wednesday, 16 November 2016
The Legatum Institute’s Prosperity Index programme hosted a discussion with Carol Graham, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and Sir (Gus) O'Donnell, former Cabinet Secretary. They discussed Graham's forthcoming book, Happiness for All? Unequal Hopes and Lives in Pursuit of the American Dream, and how to employ ‘Economics of Wellbeing’ to improve policy-making.
UK Cities ‘Failing to Provide Basic Life Chances’
Wednesday, 12 October 2016
Report shows rural areas enjoy better quality of life despite being poorer writes Federica Cocco with Harriet Maltby, Head of Policy Research-Prosperity Index at the Legatum Institute contributing. (Financial Times)
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.
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.
You Can't Prosper Just by Getting Richer
Saturday, 30 April 2016
How can a slum-dweller be happier than a City high-flyer? Because we have forgotten what matters: family, trust and charity, writes Cristina Odone, Director of the Centre for Character and Values at the Legatum Institute (The Times)
A Conversation with Nobel Prize-Winner, Angus Deaton
Saturday, 27 February 2016
The Legatum Institute was honoured to host Nobel Prize-winner and renowned economist, Professor Angus Deaton, as part of a meeting in Washington, DC with Prosperity Index advisors to discuss wealth creation and the many other drivers of prosperity.
The Prosperity Problem
Sunday, 5 July 2015
In a special report for Newsweek, the Legatum Institute's Prosperity Index reveals which countries fared best—and worst—following 'The Great Recession' of 2008.
Prosperity: GDP and Beyond
Friday, 21 November 2014
The Legatum Institute hosted world-renowned expert on wellbeing, health economics and economic development, Angus Deaton, at the Harvard Club in New York. He discussed his work on wellbeing and why efforts to measure personal wellbeing, such as the Legatum Prosperity Index, are important.
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.
The Great Escape: Health, Wealth and the Origins of Inequality
Tuesday, 15 October 2013
Princeton University Professor of Economics and International Affairs, and Legatum Institute Wellbeing Commissioner, Angus Deaton gave a talk on his new book, 'The Great Escape: Health, Wealth and the Origins of Inequality'.