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Governments should think less about GDP – and focus on wellbeing
If wellbeing is going to work as an alternative to GDP, Stormont needs to commit to it. This looks increasingly possible.
Happiness and where to find it
Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence -Aristotle.
When this is over, the world must change
One day, hopefully soon the Covid-19 nightmare will be over. And on that day life will not be and should not be the same again.
Teach your children well: the science of lasting peace
Experts from Northern Ireland have helped write a landmark paper which could help to build a more peaceful world.
The future face of democracy? NI's Citizen's Assembly
Earlier this week an important experiment in the exercise of democracy took place in Northern Ireland.
Older people: much achieved, so much more to do
Eileen Mullan, outgoing chair of AgeNI reflects on her nine years on the board, and outlines the remaining challenges for older people.
The art of understanding trauma
Shannon Yee suffered acquired brain injury nearly a decade ago, before composing a show that puts the audience through her experience. She tells Scope about recovery and some of the direct benefits of artistic expression.
Troubles with bubbles
Joe Kenny - @j0ekenny - writes about his experience of being blind and going through Northern Ireland’s education system, and then onto college, in the 80s and 90s.
Sex education in schools – it’s not about sex
Scope speaks with the Family Planning Association about how and why they think local sex education – or, rather, relationship and sexuality education – is inadequate.
The third sector and 2017: uncertainty and necessity
In a difficult period for NI, community and voluntary organisations will be more important than ever, despite facing huge difficulties. Scope speaks with NICVA CEO Seamus McAleavey about the current uncertainty.
Debate of the Week: Middletown Centre for Autism
This week’s look at Stormont touches on autism provision – something of which there is a serious shortfall in NI.
Debate of the week: meet the new plan, same as the old plan
The new Health Minister brought her 10-year plan for health reform to the floor on Tuesday.
Health reform, part two – stubborn opposition
Scope looks at media shortcomings and the spectre of a populist threat to health reform that just won’t go away.
Health reform, part one – here we don’t go again?
The Bengoa report has been been published and the Health Minister has released parallel plans for reform. We’ve been here before.