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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 2 weeks.
  2. Make a note of your score for each statement. E.g. "I've been feeling useful – all of the time" would score 5 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 registering with the Wellbeing Service for support. You may also want to talk to a friend or doctor about improving your emotional wellbeing.

Register with the Wellbeing Service for support.

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.

View all the support services available

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.

View all the support services available

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.

View all the support services available

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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