• Claire, Marketing Officer

Happiness Pulse Survey - have you completed it yet?

Beat the winter blues and take part in the Happiness Pulse

The survey is available until 28th February 2018.

Blaenau Gwent Residents: https://gwent.happinesspulse.org/pulse/blaenaugwent

Caerphilly Residents: https://gwent.happinesspulse.org/pulse/caerphilly

Monmouthshire Residents: https://gwent.happinesspulse.org/pulse/monmouthshire

Newport Residents: https://gwent.happinesspulse.org/pulse/newport

The survey will highlight how happy, connected and active people in Gwent are and will also provide an insight into the well-being of people living in Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent, and Newport.

Residents of Gwent are being encouraged to fill in this simple online survey by 28th February. The survey will provide individuals with their own happiness score and links to hints and tips on how to improve their happiness.

The Happiness Pulse survey tells a story about a place. It is designed by Bristol based charity and social enterprise Happy City, who are world-leaders in helping to support better measurement of well-being and developing policy to support long term well-being in communities.

Their Chief Executive, Liz Zeidler, has high hopes for the Gwent-wide pilot - "The Happiness Pulse is a unique tool that helps individuals explore their own long term happiness, whilst helping communities map the well-being strengths and needs of all their citizens. By supporting 1000s of local people to take their pulse, Gwent local authorities, businesses and community organisations are demonstrating their pioneering commitment to understanding and improving the lives of people across the region".

The Well-being of Future Generations Act 2015 has led public services in Wales to think long-term, work better with people and communities and each other, look to prevent problems and take a more joined-up approach. Public Service Boards are implementing this with the publication of Well-being Plans in May 2018.