In a world of increasing urbanisation, density, pressure and, some say, isolation, there's a natural salve for stress, pressure and mental illness. And it’s right above our heads.
All the awareness campaigns have had little effect on the 'garden variety' mental illness that’s causing most of the disability and death.
We spend most of our waking hours at work, but are we really ourselves when we step through the door?
Young interviewees speak of the pressure to conform to certain ideals of masculinity.
We need environmentally-adjusted measures that don't just focus on material goods.
Having a job plays an important role in our overall happiness – yet research also shows most of us are unhappy while we're at work.
It's not all about health and wealth.
Increasing well-being is generally accepted as one of the essential components of social progress. But which measure of well-being – if any – should we use ?
Exposure to nature plays a positive role in brain development by providing children with opportunities to take risks, discover new things, and be creative.
Basically, we need to work less.
How we use our smartphone can say a lot about our behaviour. But can such tech be trusted to track our mental health?
When workers don't have leave and are in temporary employment, new research suggests they are likely to use small acts of deviant behaviour to find satisfaction in work.
Little thought is given to the well-being of those in custody.
You might feel small, but there are plenty of ways you can make a more positive contribution to the world.
Do we really need to introduce a well-being league table to tackle mental health issues in schools?
Well-being is a subjective notion – but that doesn't mean it can't be quantified.
For years, social scientist have assumed that it's class that determines a person's health and well-being. Have they been barking up the wrong tree?
How we think about wellbeing depends on where we come from, who we are and our experiences and aspirations. One study took account of this by involving Yawuru people in every aspect of the research.
Historical data for Australia shows young people have fared better than their global counterparts in terms of economic opportunity but this masks a growing disparity among youth.
Research shows shared work spaces are not just distracting but bad for workplace friendships.