Using an evidence-based approach and case studies from a wide range of life domains, Interventions and Policies to Enhance Wellbeing examines the most successful existing strategies to promote wellbeing and mental health. It discusses the results of the latest research in the science of wellbeing and their implications for improved learning, creativity, productivity, relationships, and health. It covers interventions for individuals across the lifespan, as well as those for organizations, communities, and entire populations. It looks at policy initiatives and approaches with a focus on the integration of new technology and the role of the media. It is part of the six-volume Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide, which brings together leading research from across the social sciences.
About the Editors ix Contributors xi Full Contents of Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide xiii Introduction to Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide xxvii Introduction to this Volume xxxv 1 The State of Wellbeing Science: Concepts, Measures, Interventions, and Policies 1 Felicia A. Huppert Part 1 Individual and Group Interventions across the Life Course 51 2 Parenting Interventions to Promote Wellbeing and Prevent Mental Disorder 53 Sarah Stewart-Brown 3 Promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools 93 Katherine Weare and Melanie Nind 4 An Exploration of the Effects of Mindfulness Training and Practice in Association with Enhanced Wellbeing for Children and Adolescents: Theory, Research, and Practice 141 Christine Burke 5 MindMatters: Implementing Mental Health Promotion in Secondary Schools in Australia 185 Louise Rowling and Trevor Hazell 6 A Systematic Review of Mental Health Promotion in the Workplace 221 Czeslaw Czabla and Katarzyna Charzynska 7 Wellbeing Begins with "We": The Physical and Mental Health Benefits of Interventions that Increase Social Closeness 277 Bethany E. Kok and Barbara L. Fredrickson 8 The Experience Corps: Intergenerational Interventions to Enhance Wellbeing Among Retired People 307 George W. Rebok, Michelle C. Carlson, Kevin D. Frick, Katherine D. Giuriceo, Tara L. Gruenewald, Sylvia McGill, Jeanine M. Parisi, William A. Romani, Teresa E. Seeman, Elizabeth K. Tanner, and Linda P. Fried 9 Enhancing Mental Health and Mental Wellbeing in Older People: Important Concepts and Effective Psychosocial Interventions 331 Anna K. Forsman, Eija Stengard, and Kristian Wahlbeck Part 2 Interventions to Create Positive Organizations and Communities 355 10 Wellbeing as a Business Priority: Experience from the Corporate World 357 Catherine Kilfedder and Paul Litchfield 11 The Power of Philanthropy and Volunteering 387 Sara Konrath 12 Community Change: The Complex Nature of Interventions to Promote Positive Connections 427 Sue Roffey and Jacqueline Barnes 13 The Health and Wellbeing Effects of Active Labor Market Programs 465 Adam P. Coutts, David Stuckler, and David J. Cann Part 3 The Policy Perspective 483 14 Creating Good Lives Through Computer Games 485 Daniel Johnson, Peta Wyeth, and Penny Sweetser 15 Retooling for Wellbeing: Media and the Public's Mental Health 511 Marten W. deVries 16 Policy and Wellbeing: The U.K. Government Perspective 541 David Halpern 17 Measuring what Matters 561 Juliet Michaelson, Charles Seaford, Saamah Abdallah, and Nic Marks 18 Mental Health and Wellbeing at the Top of the Global Agenda 599 Eva Jane-Llopis, Peter Anderson, and Helen Herrman 19 How can Subjective Wellbeing be Improved? 611 John F. Helliwell Index 633