Our Collective Mental Health Is Getting Worse  -  But Why?

Nick Webb
Thursday, 12 January 2017 - 3:35pm

The case for open-mindedness, curiosity and multidisciplinary collaboration

Nick Webb, who joins Innovation Unit as lead for mental health, reflects on contemporary explanations for our worsening mental health, and the need for new solutions.

Theresa May's speech this week announced greater national focus on and increased funding for mental health services. It's the latest response to a broader national anxiety about our worsening collective mental health. How do we explain our mental ill...

Better Endings: creating new solutions for end of life care

Tuesday, 6 December 2016 - 3:33pm

By Dr Perrie Ballantyne, Senior Associate, Innovation Unit


“Most of what we most value in life – love, friendship, respect, recognition, care – comes from relationships … People die well when they are supported by relationships with people who care for them and provide their lives with a sense of meaning.” Jake Garber and Charles Leadbeater, Dying for Change (2010).

Everybody deserves great support for themselves and for their families at the end of life. We know that at the moment this doesn’t always happen...

Is the UK in Need of a Micro School Revolution? New, classroom sized schools are demonstrating the right change, under the right circumstances, at the right time

Tom Beresford
Thursday, 1 December 2016 - 8:13am

The right kind of change for our time

It’s a tough time to be on the side of change in education. There’s been so much of it over the past decade — especially in the English system — and it’s not all been good.

Thinking about new solutions for how we ‘do’ education, schools and learning has never been more important (for why, watch Valerie Hannon’s talk...