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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 arts and culture can serve as a force for social change

How arts and culture can serve as a force for social change

The world of art needs more social enterprise, and the world of social enterprise needs more art.
The problem with resilience as we know it

The problem with resilience as we know it

Because resilience today has become an expected and standard response to distress, failure to achieve it implies that something is wrong with us.
Equity and Inclusion: The Roots of Organizational Well-Being

Equity and Inclusion: The Roots of Organizational Well-Being

To build healthy, resilient organizations, nonprofits need to acknowledge systemic inequity, then commit to implement processes that upend it
Art Therapy: This Is How the Arts Can Sharpen Mental Health Research

Art Therapy: This Is How the Arts Can Sharpen Mental Health Research

This is how the arts can sharpen mental health research.
The politics of mental health and well-being

The politics of mental health and well-being

The acknowledgement that well-being and mental health are affected by casteism and patriarchy is often missing.
YouthBuild’s Formula for WellBeing

YouthBuild’s Formula for WellBeing

Where does the concept of individual and universal “well-being” fit in the future society we aim to create?
Art for Solidarity

Art for Solidarity

Art reminds us to create solidarity with people working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic and of the importance of tending to well-being during difficult times.
Productivity at the cost of well-being

Productivity at the cost of well-being

Most work cultures and structures today are out of touch with the needs of young people, particularly when it comes to mental health and well-being.
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