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How to use WEMWBS

WEMWBS can be used by anyone. This section provides further information on registering your interest in using the scales, how to use them, analyse and interpret your scores as well as user guides, FAQs and further resources.

Register to use

WEMWBS is protected by copyright. If you would like to use WEMWBS, you need to register to receive a license for use.

If you represent a not-for-profit organisation (for example public sector, charity, NGOs, government bodies and community interest companies), the scales are available for use by a standard free license. You can register here and this will act as automatic permission.

Enquiries from commercial organisations should be directed to Warwick Ventures (the University's Knowledge Transfer Team) -

Enquiries regarding the use of the scales should be directed to Professor Sarah Stewart-Brown (

For the correct use of the scale, to ensure your study is underpinned by the validation studies for WEMWBS it should not be altered in any way.

Publishing the scale in a book or on a website

If you are publishing the scale in a book or on a website then you need to use the following statement to acknowledge the copyright:

Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale (WEMWBS) © NHS Health Scotland,

The University of Warwick and University of Edinburgh, 2006, all rights reserved.


Register to use WEMWBS

Collect, store, analyse and interpret WEMWBS

WEMWBS in different languages


''We know that [WEMWBS] has got the scientific backing, the evidence backing so we’ve just kind of said this is what we’re using, this is the tool we’re using. It seems to be the measurement tool [that is] nationally recognised.’'

Local Authority Employee