Well-being impact assessments


Welsh Ministers act upon the guidance of the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act 2015, which dictates that, when making policy decisions, they consider the policy’s contribution towards wellbeing goals.

The Act has changed how public bodies think about the decisions they make and appreciate the value of projects which promote health, environmental and social benefits, rather than simply focusing on profit. It is a positive change and we’re proud that Wales is world-leading in this.

We would like:

  • every policy developed at Welsh government and local authority level to give declared consideration for both the positive and negative mental health implications in its proposal and development.



The College has also identified a number of projects and ideas that we would like the Welsh Government to consider in the context of mental health, as well as including here some recommendations as to how the Welsh Government could apply them.

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