Short Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-Being Scale (SWEMWBS)

The 14-item scale WEMWBS has 5 response categories, summed to provide a single score. The items are all worded positively and cover both feeling and functioning aspects of mental wellbeing, thereby making the concept more accessible. The scale has been widely used nationally and internationally for monitoring, evaluating projects and programmes and investigating the determinants of mental wellbeing.

WEMWBS can be used by anyone.

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.

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

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