Unhappiness more likely to result from poor mental health or being single than economic factors, major new study finds

LSE academics want to 'revolutionise how we think about human priorities' and promote use of 'subjective wellbeing' as a measure of successful governance, instead of economy

Unhappiness more likely to result from poor mental health or being single than economic factors, major new study finds

Charlotte England @charlottengland A head teacher and pupils open GCSE results at a school in London Getty Images   Economic factors are not the biggest cause of unhappiness  failed relationships and mental illness play a far greater role, a major new study into the “origins of happiness” has found. Eliminating depression and anxiety would reduce misery by 20 per cent, whereas eliminating poverty would only cut it down […]

The UK’s hidden homeless crisis at Christmas

"At Christmas time, they [others] are preparing the table and enjoying the Christmas moment…[it makes me feel] I want a family." Kris.

The UK’s hidden homeless crisis at Christmas

Homelessness has soared since 2010 Natalie Bloomer Sleeping rough is never easy but at Christmas it’s particularly hard. The hoards of shoppers, the lights, and the carols, only serve to remind those who won’t be celebrating with loved ones, just what they’re missing. Christmas can also be a time when conflict between homeless people increases. […]