Self-assessment

Not sure what help you might need? If you need support but don't know what is right for you, complete the following self-assessment.

Calculate your wellbeing score

Below are some statements about feelings and thoughts. Please select a score that best describes your experience over the last two weeks.

Make a note of your score for each statement,
e.g. "I've been feeling useful – all of the time" would score five points.

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

  None of the time Rarely Some of the time Often Most of the time
I’ve been feeling optimistic about the future 1 2 3 4 5
I’ve been feeling useful 1 2 3 4 5
I’ve been feeling relaxed 1 2 3 4 5
I’ve been feeling interested in other people  1 2 3 4 5
I’ve had energy to spare  1 2 3 4 5
I’ve been dealing with problems well  1 2 3 4 5
I’ve been thinking clearly 1 2 3 4 5
I’ve been feeling good about myself  1 2 3 4 5
I’ve been feeling close to other people  1 2 3 4 5
I’ve been feeling confident  1 2 3 4 5
I’ve been able to make up my own mind about things 1 2 3 4 5
I’ve been feeling loved  1 2 3 4 5
I’ve been interested in new things 1 2 3 4 5
I’ve been feeling cheerful 1 2 3 4 5

 

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

Download a copy of these self-assessment questions.



If you scored between 0-32

Your wellbeing score is low.

We recommend you register with the Counselling and Wellbeing Service for support. We have daily drop-in sessions in Cambridge and Chelmsford from 11-12noon, and a wellbeing advice drop-in from 2-3pm (during term time). 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.

Take a look at the support services available, including online resources such as SilverCloud (with an online supporter), and our range of wellbeing workshops. You may also want to register with the Counselling and Wellbeing Service for 1-2-1 support, this includes counselling, mental health support and wellbeing advice and guidance.



If you scored between 40-59

Your wellbeing score is average.

Most people have a score between 41 and 59, but you can still improve your mental wellbeing. Check out our self-help resources, such as self-guided SilverCloud and our range of wellbeing workshops.



If you scored between 59-70

Good news, your wellbeing score is above average.

Continue doing the things that are keeping you happy and check out our 6 Ways to Wellbeing and on campus wellbeing walls for ideas on maintaining your positive wellbeing.

Want to talk to someone?

The Counselling and Wellbeing Service is available to all students at ARU and offers a free and confidential service to promote mental health and wellbeing.

Monday to Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 4.30pm

Need emergency help?

If you need emergency help, please take action straight away. If you’re worried about your safety, call 999 or take yourself to A&E.

Emergency help and crisis support