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- Bacon, N.; Brophy, M.; Mguni, N.; Mulgan, G.; Shandro, A.
This final Local Wellbeing Project report 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 England: Manchester, Herfordshire and South Tyneside. Against a background of intense pressures on public spending, the report recommends prioritising programmes that: ? Teach children resilience in schools - drawing on strong evidence that this improves academic performance and behaviour as well as employability of pupils ? Promote opportunities for neighbours to get to know each other, based on clear evidence that this tends to enhance wellbeing ? Provide support for isolated older people to help them create and maintain social networks, and reduce anxiety and depression ? Shift transport and economic policies to encourage lower commuting times and allow people to spend more time with their families and friends ? Reshape apprenticeships and other programmes for teenagers to strengthen psychological fitness to help young people find and keep work ? Support families so parents are happier and children are less likely to face problems at home and at school ? Promote activities that are simultaneously good for the environment and reducing CO2, and make people feel better about their lives For more about the Local Wellbeing Project, please see: http://www.scvo.org.uk/EvidenceLibrary/Home/ReadResearchItem.aspx?f=b&rid=1010
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