How to be whole

I was on a panel this week at my university in London, discussing whether universities should teach well-being. The number of students reporting mental health problems is soaring, student suicides are on the front-pages, and ministers are demanding universities make well-being a priority.

But can universities actually teach well-being? There is scientific research on how to be happy, and some universities offer courses in that. But I…

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Jules Evans

Author of Philosophy for Life and other books. Honorary fellow, Centre for the History of the Emotions. www.philosophyforlife.org.