S94: Wellbeing is everybody’s business – providing leadership for the promotion of wellbeing in NSW.

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Authors: Katrina Davis, Alex Barwick

Year: 2017

Event: 2017 TheMHS Conference

Subject: Promotion, Prevention, Early Intervention,Community, Culture, Society,Wellbeing

Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers

Abstract: This presentation explores the importance of wellbeing for people with lived experience, their families and carers and the broader community. The NSW Mental Health Commission was established in 2012 for the purpose of monitoring, reviewing and improving the mental health system and the mental health and wellbeing of the people of NSW. To meet the Commission’s function to improve wellbeing for the NSW community the Commission established the NSW Wellbeing Collaborative with key government and non-government partners. The Collaborative aims to promote awareness across government and the community that wellbeing is ‘everybody’s business’ and provide leadership for the promotion of wellbeing. This presentation will provide an overview of the work of the Collaborative to date and the resources it has produced. It will also explore some of the contemporary debates in wellbeing science including how wellbeing should be defined and how it should be measured and by who.

Learning Objectives
Learning Objective 1: To explore current debates in the conceptualisation, measurement and promotion of wellbeing and understand current activity in NSW to promote a wellbeing focus across government and the community.

Learning Objective 2:. To understand the importance of cross-sectoral collaboration for the promotion of the wellbeing.

Mental Health Commission of NSW. (nd). NSW Wellbeing Collaborative https://wbcnsw.net/
OECD (2013), OECD Guidelines on Measuring Subjective Well-being, OECD Publishing, Paris.
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264191655-en

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