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 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.

How A Pandemic and Wellbeing Practices Honed My Leadership Skills

How A Pandemic and Wellbeing Practices Honed My Leadership Skills

How A Pandemic and Wellbeing Practices Honed My Leadership Skills
Connecting Individual and Societal Change

Connecting Individual and Societal Change

Supporting the wellbeing of changemakers can boost capacity for collaboration, and lead to more effective solutions to social challenges.
Practices adopted by IDR placing wellbeing at the front and center

Practices adopted by IDR placing wellbeing at the front and center

It’s been a long year. Here’s how to help make the next few months a little more fun for your team.
The vision of a wellbeing economy

The vision of a wellbeing economy

We must shift how we build societal health and prosperity, looking beyond economic growth to collective wellbeing.
The Power of Collective Healing to Support Healthy People on a Thriving Planet

The Power of Collective Healing to Support Healthy People on a Thriving Planet

The Power of Collective Healing to Support Healthy People on a Thriving Planet
How to harness the power of human imagination for social change

How to harness the power of human imagination for social change

Art can change the social contract with society and shift the power of imagination into collective development.
Who is ‘self-improvement’ for?

Who is ‘self-improvement’ for?

There are entire industries dedicated to selling productivity and self-improvement. We need to analyse their impact on mental health.
Intertwining Inner and Outer WellBeing in Social Innovation Education

Intertwining Inner and Outer WellBeing in Social Innovation Education

Why social innovation education programs need to develop students’ inner wellbeing and five principles to help lead the way.
Lessons from My Journey of Serial Social Entrepreneurship

Lessons from My Journey of Serial Social Entrepreneurship

Lessons from My Journey of Serial Social Entrepreneurship

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