CENTERED SELF

 THE CONNECTION BETWEEN INNER WELLBEING AND SOCIAL CHANGE

Leaders and staff of social change organisations work under intense pressure in chronically under-resourced environments. In seeking to address the needs and traumas of others, leaders and staff typically overlook their own inner wellbeing. The result: high incidences of burn-out, serious mental health issues and personal relationship breakdowns, which have a severe impact on organisations and the whole social change sector.

New research increasingly shows that prioritising individual wellbeing has a positive ripple effect across organisations, improving innovation, collaboration and social impact capacity—that is, wellbeing inspires welldoing.

This article series, presented by The Wellbeing Project in partnership with

The series explores the integral yet often overlooked link between individual wellbeing and transformational social change. Contributors include researchers, funders, practitioners and innovators from around the world who share their personal journeys, strategies and practical advice relating to inner wellbeing.

Social-emotional learning (SEL) in India: The importance of intersectionality

Social-emotional learning (SEL) in India: The importance of intersectionality

SEL programs should adopt an intersectional lens that takes into account young people’s diverse experiences.
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Four Ways Nature Can Protect Your Well-Being During a Pandemic

Four Ways Nature Can Protect Your Well-Being During a Pandemic

People who spent more time in nature these past two years have been happier and less stressed.
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Integrating individual well-being with environmental systems

Integrating individual well-being with environmental systems

How cultivating a values-based, ecological worldview can help lay the groundwork for collective action toward the greater well-being of individuals, societies, and the systems in which we live.
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Here’s how your mental health depends on collective wellbeing

Here’s how your mental health depends on collective wellbeing

Mental health is nearly always seen as an individual issue requiring individual solutions. Yet in reality it’s as much a problem for groups and organizations
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Reflections on our Wellbeing Journey through the Pandemic

Reflections on our Wellbeing Journey through the Pandemic

A glimpse into the well-being practices followed by IDR through their time working from home, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Nature, Wellbeing, and Social Change: A Conversation with Carlos Souza and Michael Jenkins

Nature, Wellbeing, and Social Change: A Conversation with Carlos Souza and Michael Jenkins

Nature, Wellbeing, and Social Change: A Conversation with Carlos Souza and Michael Jenkins
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Community mental health: Not a silver bullet

Community mental health: Not a silver bullet

When it comes to community mental healthcare, we must be cautious not to replicate the old, top-down, medicalised approach of mental institutions.
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Individual mental health depends on collective well-being

Individual mental health depends on collective well-being

Our well-being depends on the groups we are part of and the COVID-19 crisis could play an important role in helping us recognise this.
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Addressing Trauma as a Pathway to Social Change

Addressing Trauma as a Pathway to Social Change

How understanding intergenerational trauma can help people working toward social change solve problems more effectively.
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