08 March 2018
Measuring wellbeing in 10 simple steps
actively works with partners to demonstrate how participatory arts activities
help to alleviate anxiety, depression and stress. We do this by adopting a
metrics and scaling system to understand our program’s impact on wellbeing.
measurement system is Warwick and Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scoring System (WEMWBS)
and we use it to measure the programme’s effect on wellbeing.
WEMWBS IN 10 SIMPLE STEPS
is the Warwick and Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale for measuring mental
WEMWBS data allows us to gather valid and reliable information on the impact of
art on wellbeing.
use this data to highlight to stakeholders and policy makers the impact taking
part in arts projects has on the wellbeing of the population of South East
data is confidential and no one can be identified from it.
participant is asked to complete a questionnaire at the beginning and end of
their arts activity.
questionnaire consists of 14 statements and individuals are asked to rate their
feelings on all of the questions.
statements ask about individual feelings which include; feelings of happiness,
cognitive functioning, relationships and self-realisation.
takes approximately 5-10 minutes to complete each questionnaire.
second questionnaire is compared to the first questionnaire to identify any
changes in wellbeing.
the questionnaires have all been fully completed, we analyse the results to
identify if there has been any change in wellbeing.
Find out more
out more, read WEMWBS in action. You can also find out about more about Northern Recovery Partnership (NRP) and ESCAPE Family Support and what wellbeing benefits they've received from taking part in the arts.
was commissioned by Woodhorn Charitable Trust through the bait programme.
bait is part
of the Creative People and Places programme, initiated and funded by Arts
Council England through the National Lottery.
in partnership to support more people in South East Northumberland to create
and take part in inspiring and high quality arts experiences. All projects aim
to build a stronger future for the people who live here.