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Happier lives: exploring what matters
Christian Krekel, Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Daisy Fancourt and Richard Layard
November 2020
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CentrePiece 25 (3) Autumn 2020


Tags: wellbeing; pro-social behaviour; communities; intervention; rct

Can we teach people to live happier and more pro-social lives? Are there cost-effective and scalable interventions? And could the effects be sustained over time? Christian Krekel and colleagues have evaluated the impact of Exploring What Matters – a local community course that aims to promote mental wellbeing.

This article summarises ‘A Local Community Course That Raises Mental Wellbeing and Pro- Sociality’ by Christian Krekel, Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Daisy Fancourt and Richard Layard, CEP Discussion Paper No. 1671.