Policy paper

Wellbeing: policy and analysis

Policy areas where departments are considering wellbeing, analysis and emerging examples of relevant wellbeing work across government.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


Wellbeing Policy and Analysis


In 2010 the Prime Minister launched the National Wellbeing Programme to “start measuring our progress as a country, not just by how our economy is growing, but by how our lives are improving; not just by our standard of living, but by our quality of life”.

This document provides a short update on relevant wellbeing work across Whitehall by presenting a few emerging examples/cases, a list of policy areas in which departments are specifically considering wellbeing and some current analysis plans.

Published 23 July 2013