This page allows you to measure your mental 'wellbeing', here at Juvenate we regularly use the scale to measure wellbeing before and after interventions such as one to one coaching sessions and we'd also encourage you to measure your wellbeing before and after taking one of our courses.
We've included a general analysis of the results below so that you can compare and understand your results too.
The Warwick–Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (WEMWBS) was developed in 2006 by researchers from the universities of Warwick and Edinburgh, with funding provided by NHS Health Scotland, to enable the measurement of mental wellbeing in adults (individuals aged 16 and above) in the UK.
This Scale is widely used in national and local surveys, and for evaluation of the impact of public mental health initiatives, and it is also suitable for measuring change due to interventions or programmes.
It derives from a model of mental wellbeing that is more
than the absence of mental illness, and involves both feeling good and
It is a 14-item scale covering subjective wellbeing and psychological
functioning, in which all items are worded positively and address aspects of positive mental health. The scale is scored by summing the response to each item answered on a 1 to 5 Likert scale.
The minimum scale score is 14 and the maximum score is 70.
In general population samples, a U-shaped curve relationship is found for age, with mean WEMWBS scores lower in middle age and highest in the 65 to 74 year age group. Small, non-significant differences are found for sex, with male scores slightly higher than those for females.