The possible effects of screen time and social media on children’s mental health are much in the news at the moment. But the mental health of the youngest in our society is complex and can be affected by many factors. To mark Children’s Mental Health Week and Time To Talk Day, Tim Vizard explains how ONS is working to improve the evidence base.Read more on Children’s Mental Health: Understanding the issues
Eight years ago, ONS established the Measuring National Well-being (MNW) programme. The aim was to produce accepted and trusted measures of the well-being of the nation and answer the fundamental question “how are we doing?”. Rhian Jones discusses how the programme is enabling decision makers to look differently at the society around them, helping them to make better decisions.Read more on Marking eight years of National Well-being – How we’re doing so far
ONS has pioneered the measurement of national well-being in the UK in addition to traditional measures of prosperity, enabling policy makers to make better more well-rounded decisions. As the work matures, its scope is being expanded to better reflect the well-being of the whole population. Here, David Tabor describes some of the enhancements ONS is introducing to make sure no one is left behind.Read more on Measuring personal well-being: Leaving no one behind
In this guest blog, Karl Wilding, Director of Public Policy and Volunteering at The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)…Read more on Data driven social change?
The ONS Economic Well-being indicators are designed to show the changing economic fortunes of individuals as opposed to the that of the economy as a whole. Here, Dominic Webber and Sophie Warnes introduce the new Economic Well-being dashboard.Read more on Beyond GDP: Measuring the economic well-being of individuals