The State of Happiness brings together four years of groundbreaking work based on in-depth pilots – from teaching resilience to children in schools to promoting neighbourliness – with three councils in very different areas of the country: Manchester, Hertfordshire and South Tyneside.

This report from the Young Foundation and Local Government Improvement and Development highlights that promoting and influencing happiness is no longer an airy aspiration. As the recession forced difficult public spending choices, services focused on wellbeing are delivering widespread economic and social benefits – especially to children.

Community wellbeing Health & wellbeing YF Heritage Collection

Posted on: 1 February 2010 Authors: Anna Shandro, Geoff Mulgan, Dr Marcia Brophy, Nina Mguni,


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