Mental well-being

Mental well-being in selected Scottish cities

The Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (WEMWBS) is a scale for assessing positive mental health (mental well-being). Candidates are asked 14 positively worded questions with five possible answers, and their scores are derived on a scale of 0 - 70, where 70 represents the best mental wellbeing, and 0 the worst.WEMWEBS

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 Glasgow had the lowest mean mental well-being score of the selected cities over the period shown, 2008 - 2011. Both Edinburgh and Aberdeen have had higher scores over this period, closer to the Scottish average.


The full WEMWEBS questionnaire is available here.

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