Result by Wellbeing tag - 23 items found


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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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.


Free Markets, Free People, Strong Society—the Secret to Success?

Thursday, 3 November 2016

In a column for Reaction, Harriet Maltby, Head of Policy Research at the Legatum Institute, explores the secrets behind New Zealand’s success at turning its wealth into national prosperity.


I'd Rather People Scatter Their Loved One's Ashes Than Worship Their Phones

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

When men and women seek to make sense of death, they are exploring the life of the spirit, writes Cristina Odone, Director of the Legatum Institute Centre for Character and Values. (The Telegraph)

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UK Cities Are Rich—So Why Are Their Residents Not Prosperous?

Thursday, 13 October 2016

The Legatum Institute's newly-released 2016 UK Prosperity Index finds that UK cities are failing to turn their economic growth into better lives for people.


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.


We Need to Measure Wellbeing to Reverse Britain’s Social Decline

Friday, 30 October 2015

In debating what kind of statistics we collect, we need to measure our social as well as our economic wellbeing, writes Tim Montgomerie, Senior Fellow at the Legatum Institute (City A.M.)

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Scotland is More Prosperous than England According to a New Legatum Institute Study

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

LONDON—The Legatum Institute's new ‘Geography of Prosperity’ index finds Scotland is more prosperous than England based on average income per person along with how happy they feel.

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The Legatum Institute Congratulates Professor Angus Deaton on Nobel Prize For Economics

Monday, 12 October 2015

LONDON—The Legatum Institute is delighted that Professor Angus Deaton, Princeton University Professor of Economics and International Affairs has been awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Economics.


Legatum Institute Wellbeing Commissioner and Princeton University Professor Wins Nobel Prize

Monday, 12 October 2015

Angus Deaton, Princeton University Professor of Economics and International Affairs and co-author of the Legatum Institute's 'Wellbeing and Policy' report has been awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Economics for his analysis of consumption, poverty and welfare.


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.


Miliband and Cameron Have Yet to Realise What Prosperity Really Means

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Education, safety and the opportunity to become your own boss all matter as much or more than the headline GDP figures, writes Nathan Gamester, Programme Director to the Prosperity Index at the Legatum Institute (ConservativeHome)

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Economic Growth Alone Will Not Make Britain a More Prosperous Country

Thursday, 16 April 2015

LONDON—New poll for the Legatum Institute reveals health and public safety are more important to voters than rising GDP.


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'.


Social Policy Reform: Roundtable with Merkel’s Top Advisor

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

The Legatum Institute was delighted to host German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s top policy advisor and media strategist Eva Christiansen for a private dinner discussion. 


Lord O’Donnell: “Legatum Institute Commission will look at how wellbeing research can have real and practical policy implications”

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Former Cabinet Secretary Lord O’Donnell gave remarks at a reception to mark the launch of the 2012 Legatum Prosperity Index and the newly established Legatum Institute Commission on Wellbeing Policy, which he is to chair.