Why Wellbeing?

Contemporary living as well as pressure on our environment have made a shift in our lifestyle and priorities crucial.

International organizations and academic institutions are increasingly becoming aware that wellbeing is an integral part of the world’s health, and is key to the progress of humankind and its societies, to prosperity, and the overall sustainability of our planet.

With this in mind, policies and events are being laid down which target:
a qualitative upgrade of the life of every human being
an evaluation of every country’s development against wellbeing terms and indices


Defines wellbeing as a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely as the absence of disease or infirmity.


Aspires to ensure healthy lives and promotes wellbeing for all at all ages, in alliance with the Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs-Goal ΙΙΙ).


Recommends a shift towards quality economic growth and seeks ways to increase wellbeing in this direction.


Highlights the move towards political will and commitment to make wellbeing a key priority.


Created Well-Being Vaden Health Center for empowering people and societies to develop through education, networking, and a positive shift in mindset.


Launched (2010) the National Wellbeing Program to start measuring the progress as a country not just against living standards but against quality of life.


Renamed its annual budget “Wellbeing Budget” to emphasize the need to improve quality of life of its citizens beyond economic growth.


For the first time, in 2017, included wellbeing indices in its annual budget.


In 2019 the Prime Minister announced in Parliament in his statement to the Government that Greece can “develop to become a worldwide center for wellbeing and good life”.

Due to human behavior, the United Nations believes that we have entered a new geological era (Anthropocene) …

The United Nations believes that, after the holocene geological era, we have already entered the anthropocene geological era, noting that it is the first time in the history of earth that the lifestyle of human beings is shaping the environment instead of the environment shaping humans’ lives, as was the case until today. As a result, the UN strongly recommends a change in the way we live, work and cooperate.

The Prime Minister of New Zealand renamed the annual state budget the “Wellbeing Budget”…

Since 2019, the Prime Minister of New Zealand renamed the annual state budget the “Wellbeing Budget”, given that it targets the improvement of the quality of life of its citizens and not simply the economic growth of the country.

Indices have been created to gauge human happiness and progress …

The United Nations, the OECD, and other public and private bodies issue annual indices which benchmark happiness, human progress, and wellbeing, taking into consideration qualitative factors such as life and work satisfaction, feeling secure or lonely, whether there is social trust, and inclusiveness, and other criteria.

A large percentage of the workforce states that it can probably not handle escalating stress levels …

According to a study conducted by EY in 2021 on a sample of 1,232 workers on the mental health and wellbeing of the Greeck workforce, 45% confess they are tired at the start of the day while 40% declare they are unsure of their ability (or, rather, inability) to manage stress levels.

According to the World Happiness Report 2022 published by the United Nations, Greece improved its position in recent years …

According to the latest edition of the World Happiness Report 2022, Greece has improved its position in recent years by 20 points. Specifically, for the survey period 2019-2021, Greece is in 58th place worldwide, up from 77th in 2017-2019.

Due to the Covid19 pandemic, global rates of anxiety and depression have increased by 25% …

According to the World Health Organization, during the first year of the pandemic the rates of anxiety and depression increased worldwide by 25%, while 5% of the global population suffers from depression, 700,000 persons commit suicide every year and suicide constitutes the 4th most likely cause of death between the age of 15 to 29.
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