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Exploring Sustainable Wellbeing Toolkit by Dafydd Thomas Wellbeing Wales Network Network Coordinator Non well-being “I mean, your health really does suffer on here. Everything does. I mean, I look about 40, I’m 23. Why? Because I live here. Nobody would take a house on here, nobody. Who’d want it? ‘Cause it’s just hell really, it’s horrible. But I’m here, so that’s that, isn’t it?...” Single mother on a housing estate in Lancaster Professor Gareth Williams Cardiff University School of Social Sciences Major new ‘happiness test’ for the people of Wales The nation’s “happiness” would be officially measured under plans to protect and promote the wellbeing of Welsh people. Proposals by the Assembly Government to gauge overall life satisfaction have been welcomed by health experts and business leaders as a bold way of building a better balanced country. Western Mail 1 March 2010 France to count happiness in GDP “Happiness, long holidays and a sense of well-being may not be everyone’s yardstick for economic performance, but Nicolas Sarkozy believes they should be embraced by the world in a national accounting overhaul” Financial Times 14 September 2009 Easterlin Paradox “The Gross National Product counts air pollution and cigarette advertising, and ... the destruction of the redwood and the loss of our natural wonder in chaotic sprawl ... Yet [it] does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of their education, or the joy of their play ... the beauty of our poetry or the strength of our marriages ... it measures everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile.” Robert Kennedy 1968 Kidz R Us www.wellbeingwales.org [email protected] Please note: Listening to this presentation will not improve your wellbeing. Getting involved will.