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Mental Health

Volume 479: debated on Monday 1 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his Department's definition of well-being is. (220695)

The Department's Commissioning Framework for Health and Wellbeing, 2007, defines wellbeing as:

“The subjective state of being healthy, happy, contented, comfortable and satisfied with one's quality of life. It includes physical, material, social, emotional (‘happiness’), and development and activity dimensions.”