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Wellbeing & Resilience

Wellbeing and Resilience Survey Results

In May and June 2016 City of Adelaide, in partnership with the South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) ran a survey to establish a baseline measurement of residents’ wellbeing and resilience.

The results of this survey have now been analysed and are available in a summary report here.

Survey Background

City of Adelaide wants to develop strategies to support the community to increase wellbeing and resilience capability. To build, embed and measure wellbeing and resilience across the city community, we need to understand our starting point. To do this City of Adelaide partnered with the South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) to deliver a survey using the PERMA+ framework. PERMA stands for Positive emotion, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning and Accomplishment. The ‘+’ encompasses optimism, physical activity, nutrition and sleep. The survey responses provide the needed baseline data to plan our work. 

This baseline data will be used for reporting against the Adelaide 2020 Strategic Plan and will also inform parts of Council’s Emergency Management Plans. The inclusion of this data will ensure Council can approach programming and its work empowering the community and promoting wellbeing and resilience, from a strong evidence base.

Please visit the the Wellbeing and Resilience Centre at SAHMRI website for more information on the PERMA+ framework.

Contact Us

Have questions or want to learn more about the project?

Lisa Kemp or 8203 7140

Amy Pokoney 

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