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How can we improve wellbeing in Ireland?

NUI Galway is looking for participants in a new study at the School of Psychology.

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NUI GALWAY’S SCHOOL of Psychology is to undertake a study on wellbeing in Ireland – and it is looking for participants.

It says that the study uses a new “collective intelligence thinking tool” that helps people “to structure relationships between national wellbeing objectives”, and will be used to shape government policy into the future.

The research group want to understand how best to optimise the collective intelligence of experts, citizens and politicians “using simple and powerful systems thinking tools”.

Wellbeing in Ireland

They recently held a national Wellbeing in Ireland conference, where the participants looked at goals that need to be achieved in order to improve wellbeing in Ireland.

There was a strong focus on strategic wellbeing goals focused on education, community, health, governance, democracy, environment, equality, lifestyle, business and employment, and sustainability.

The research group now want people to take part in a study that will expand on these initial conference findings.

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As part of their research, they will hold workshops with Irish people of all ages and backgrounds and say this is a unique opportunity for people.

Workshops will be held in Dublin, Sligo and Galway in October and November. There will be a workshop for people of working age on Tuesday, 22 October at 6.45pm in NUI Galway.

To participate in a workshop, contact Claire McMoreland at c.mcmoreland1@nuigalway.ie or 087 9232489, or online through the Wellbeing in Ireland Facebook page.

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