Measuring mental wellbeing – reflections and insights

]The Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scales (WEMWBS) were developed to help measure mental wellbeing in the general population and to evaluate projects, programmes and policies which aim to improve mental wellbeing.

Professor Sarah Stewart-Brown’s work on the development and validation of the WEMWBS scales has brought credibility to the concept of mental wellbeing and helped make mental wellbeing measurement practical and robust.

She has written a new paper that looks back on the history and development of the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scales (WEMWBS). The paper, published today, discusses: 
The content and focus of the WEMWBS, including its suitability to evaluate programmes and policies.How WEMWBS use has extended beyond health and education services to include business settings.How the WEMWBS has acted as an agent of change, through its user-led development and the wellbeing benefits recorded for individuals who complete them. Read more

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