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The programme director is Professor Lord Richard Layard.People want to be happy. But do we know what makes us happy, or how society is best organised to promote happiness?
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The Wellbeing Programme was founded in 2003 when Richard Layard gave his public lectures on "Happiness: Has social science a clue?" His book on Happiness then followed. The programme has expanded and now includes three main strands:
The Wellbeing Programme is also responsible for bringing together the members of the Mental Health Policy Group, which in June 2012 published its report How Mental Illness Loses out in the NHS, the subject of which Richard Layard discussed in his lecture "Mental Health: The New Frontier for the Welfare State".
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