The Short Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale

The Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing scale was developed to enable the monitoring of mental wellbeing in the general population and the evaluation of projects, programmes and policies which aim to improve mental wellbeing.

Development of this new measure and tool in 2007 was led by Professor Sarah Stewart-Brown and supported by Professor Stephen Platt from the University of Edinburgh, funded by NHS Health Scotland, and supported by a panel of experts from Univeristy of Warwickshire, Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge, Centre for Psychiatry at Barts, Queen Mary University London and University of Bristol.

Use this tool to effectively measure your current mental wellbeing focusing entirely on the positive aspects of mental health.


Below are some statements about feelings and thoughts

Please tick the box that best describes your experience of each over the last two weeks

The Short Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale (SWEMWBS)
I've been feeling optimistic about the future
I've been feeling useful
I've been feeling relaxed
I've been dealing with problems well
I've been thinking clearly
I've been feeling close to other people
I've been able to make up my own mind about things

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

NEED HELP? CALL OUR INFOLINE 10am - 2pm, Monday to Thursday 0800 470 0958