Read our current research and studies
Through our research, we are helping to advance health and wellbeing knowledge. We seek to share the findings from our work and contribute to the body of knowledge. Our current research below is free for anyone to download and view.
More than words
Our report explores how the illness-led language used around mental health can be a barrier to people thinking about the lifestyle factors that play a role in their mental health and to them taking active steps to enhance their mental wellbeing. Summarising discussions held by a panel of mental health experts around the way society thinks about and discusses mental health, the report provides opportunities to help to drive the de-medicalisation of everyday mental health and accelerate the much needed change in language, so that during these challenging times, more people of all ages can be encouraged to seek help sooner.
The effects of remote working on stress, wellbeing and productivity
Our white paper discusses the necessary conditions for productive remote working and creating strong colleague relationships in this dynamic, as well as the potential for disabled people to gain access to employment through flexible working. It makes recommendations as to how employers should communicate their remote working provision, support their employees and extend their duty of care to their remote working employees
Improving wellbeing in schools
Our report, from a two-year pilot in Wood Green Secondary School, looks at the value of a Head of Wellbeing role in schools and how it can make a very real difference to the wellbeing of staff and young people. With growing concern for the mental health and wellbeing of staff and students, the Head of Wellbeing assessed, designed and implemented a wide-ranging, flexible programme of initiatives and activities to address wellbeing priorities.
A Healthier Workplace - Workplace Wellbeing White Paper
Our white paper, commissioned by Sport England, collates and assesses the latest evidence on the impact of interventions in the workplace to get employees more active. It provides an evaluation of the interventions that UK employers might wish to consider when looking to support their employees in leading healthier, more active working lives.
Head of Wellbeing - An Essential Role? White Paper
We joined forces with health think tank 2020health to call for the introduction of a Head of Wellbeing role across secondary schools to help combat poor physical and mental health and wellbeing - both in children and their teachers.
In-depth research, published on 7 January 2015 highlighted areas of concern and unmet need - including low levels of exercise, high levels of obesity and poor emotional wellbeing – and how these could be vastly improved with dedicated, coordinated support in the school setting.