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Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale (WEMWBS)



Uses of WEMWBS

Register to Use WEMWBS

WEMWBS User Guides and Template

WEMWBS in Other Languages

WEMWBS Scoring

Interpretations of Scores

Availability of Data

WEMWBS 14 Item Scale

WEMWBS 7 Item Scale



Development of WEMWBS

Strengths of WEMWBS


Theses, Unpublished Reports and Work in Progress

Published Papers 



The Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being 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.

WEMWBS is a 14 item scale with 5 response categories, summed to provide a single score ranging from 14-70. The items are all worded positively and cover both feeling and functioning aspects of mental wellbeing.

SWEMWBS is a shortened version of WEMWBS which is RASCH compatible. This is a seven item scale for which item scores need transforming.