Self-assessment quiz

Use the self-assessment tool to determine your wellbeing score.

What you need to do

  1. Step 1

    Please select a score that best describes your experience over the last two weeks.


    1=None of the time


    3=Some of the time


    5=All of the time


     I’ve been feeling optimistic about the future I’ve been feeling useful 
     I’ve been feeling relaxed  I’ve been feeling interested in other people
     I’ve had energy to spare  I’ve been dealing with problems well
     I’ve been thinking clearly  I’ve been feeling good about myself
     I’ve been feeling close to other people  I’ve been feeling confident
     I’ve been able to make up my own mind about things  I’ve been feeling loved
     I’ve been interested in new things  I’ve been feeling cheerful

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

    You can also download or print a copy of these self-assessment questions.

  2. Step 2

    Record your score for each statement, eg "I've been feeling useful – all of the time" would score five points.

  3. Step 3

    Add together each score to find your overall wellbeing score, then take a look at the information corresponding to your score.

Wellbeing self-assessment

If you scored between 0-32

Your wellbeing score is low.

We recommend you register with the Wellbeing Service for support. You may also want to talk to a friend or doctor about improving your emotional wellbeing.

If you scored between 32-40

Your wellbeing score is below average.

Why not take action to improve your mental wellbeing? Take a look at the support services available, including self-help resources and resilience workshops. You may also want to register with the Wellbeing Service for support.

If you scored between 40-59

Your wellbeing score is average.

Most people have a score between 41 and 59. You can still improve your mental wellbeing. Check out the self-help resources and resilience workshops.

If you scored between 59-70

Good news, your wellbeing score is above average.

Most people have a score between 41 and 59. Continue doing the things that are keeping you happy.

Steps to mental wellbeing

The NHS has identified five actions which can really help to boost mental wellbeing:

  • Get active
  • Connect with others
  • Keep learning
  • Be aware of yourself and the world
  • Give to others

NHS steps to mental wellbeing

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