Mental well-being connects with volunteering

Let’s not forget that volunteering benefits all ages‘ is an article on NCVO’s discussion pages that has as its starting point a new study from the University of Southampton, which found that volunteering has a relationship with people’s well-being but only in later life.

One observation is that

“the researchers have found a relationship between volunteering and wellbeing, rather than causation.”

The article includes a link to the study on the Open BMJ site, ‘Association of volunteering with mental well-being: a lifecourse analysis of a national population-based longitudinal study in the UK’.