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What is well-being?

Events • Debate

What should the term 'well-being' encompass, what contributes to it, and why is it important? How does this differ across social, historical and cultural contexts? What is relevant to our well-being beyond basic material needs or wants? Health? Community? Capabilities? Risks? Fulfilment? Happiness?

This event was part of the British Academy Debates on Well-being.


Paul Dolan, Professor of Behavioural Science in the Department of Social Policy,London School of Economics and Political Science
Gregor Henderson, National Lead for Wellbeing and Mental Health with Public Health England
Richard Bentall FBA, Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Liverpool
Bernadette Conlon, Chief Executive Start in Salford

Chaired by Felicity Goodey CBE, Lifelong President of The Lowry Centre Trust

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