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Wellbeing self-assessment

Use the self-assessment tool to determine your wellbeing score.

Follow these steps to calculate your wellbeing score

  1. Below are some statements about feelings and thoughts. Please select a score that best describes your experience over the last two weeks.
  2. Make a note of your score for each statement, eg "I've been feeling useful – all of the time" would score five points.
  3. Add together each score to find your overall wellbeing score, then take a look at the information below.
  None of the time Rarely Some of the time Often All of the time
I’ve been feeling optimistic
about the future
1 2 3 4 5
I’ve been feeling useful 1 2 3 4 5
I’ve been feeling relaxed 1 2 3 4 5
I’ve been feeling interested
in other people
1 2 3 4 5
I’ve had energy to spare 1 2 3 4 5
I’ve been dealing with
problems well
1 2 3 4 5
I’ve been thinking clearly 1 2 3 4 5
I’ve been feeling
good about myself
1 2 3 4 5
I’ve been feeling close to
other people
1 2 3 4 5
I’ve been feeling confident 1 2 3 4 5
I’ve been able to make up my own mind about things 1 2 3 4 5
I’ve been feeling loved 1 2 3 4 5
I’ve been interested in new things 1 2 3 4 5
I’ve been feeling cheerful 1 2 3 4 5

Warwick–Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (WEMWBS) © NHS Health Scotland, University of Warwick and University of Edinburgh, 2006, all rights reserved.

You can also download or print a copy of these self-assessment questions.

If you scored between 0-32

Your wellbeing score is low.

We recommend you register with the Wellbeing Service for support. You may also want to talk to a friend or doctor about improving your emotional wellbeing.

If you scored between 32-40

Your wellbeing score is below average.

Why not take action to improve your mental wellbeing?

Take a look at the support services available, including online resources and Emotional Resilience workshops. You may also want to register with the Wellbeing Service for support.

If you scored between 40-59

Your wellbeing score is average.

Most people have a score between 41 and 59. You can still improve your mental wellbeing. Check out the online resources and Emotional Resilience workshops.

If you scored between 59-70

Good news, your wellbeing score is above average.

Most people have a score between 41 and 59. Continue doing the things that are keeping you happy.

Five steps to mental wellbeing

Below are five things evidence-based actions which can really help to boost mental wellbeing:

  • Get active
  • Connect with others
  • Keep learning
  • Be aware of yourself and the world
  • Give to others

Find out how to put the above into action

Credit: NHS Choices the above information.
 

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