We are delighted to announce the release of our all-new Happiness Pulse web-app, with support from the National Lottery Community Fund. The Happiness Pulse is a free online survey that combines a range of academic measures of wellbeing into a simple and interactive five minute survey.
Anyone can use the Happiness Pulse to quickly produce accessible wellbeing measurement data to guide their work, and demonstrate the impact their organisation has on people’s lives.
No longer do you need a fleet of academics to gather and understand information on the complex web of factors that most influence our capacity to thrive. Neither do you need deep pockets, a lot of spare time, or a PhD in wellbeing. Centre for Thriving Places, alongside an incredible range of academics, leading experts, local decision makers and ordinary members of the public, have done the hard work for you.
The Happiness Pulse measures what matters – the things that both academic research and communities themselves say matter most to their lives. It helps spot ways to target time and resources where they are needed most.
It demonstrates social impact. Those at the coalface of work in communities, or workplaces know their work improves lives beyond simplistic economic measures – now they can demonstrate the detail of that impact in an easy, reliable and trusted way.
And importantly it gives back to those whose lives it explores. This is more than a simple survey – it helps the individuals who take it, the team who deliver it, and the managers who commission it to each measure, understand and improve wellbeing.
It is often said that if you measure it you treasure it, and for too long we have not valued wellbeing enough to invest in really understanding it. The Pulse can change all that at any scale from a tiny community group or enterprise, up to a multi-national organization or an entire city.
The Happiness Pulse can help you right now, to measure, understand and improve the wellbeing of your local group, your workplace, your community or your town or city. It is designed to:
- Measure: Map and track wellbeing strengths and needs to better tailor interventions to support individuals, teams and communities to thrive
- Understand: Evaluate the social impact and value of interventions, projects and programmes to understand the detail of what works and demonstrate this to funders, staff, boards, partners and communities themselves with accessible, shareable reports.
- Improve: The easy to use dashboard helps build a picture of wellbeing changes, informing and evaluating actions, interventions and investments and easy ways to share learning.
We are very proud to share this new tool with the world. We have worked tirelessly to make it practical and useful – for individuals, groups, businesses, communities and policy makers. The basic version is entirely free to use – at any scale – to support usage across sectors and communities UK wide. Together, users will help start shifting our collective compass to improving lives, not just lining pockets.
In addition there are a wide range of additional features that can support more in-depth understanding and more bespoke uses for those organisations really committed to building a wellbeing culture and economy where they are.
So sign up today for free and see how you could start improving lives – your own and those around you.