Shorter Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale (SWEMWBS)

General information


A shortened version of the WEMWBS which is Rasch compatible. The seven items relate more to functioning than to feeling. As well as being shorter the scale can be transformed so that it can be used as an interval scale for psychometric analysis.


Below are some statements about feelings and thoughts. Please tick the box that best describes your experience of each over the last 2 weeks


I’ve been feeling optimistic about the future
I’ve been feeling useful
I’ve been feeling relaxed
I’ve been dealing with problems well
I’ve been thinking clearly
I’ve been feeling close to other people
I’ve been able to make up my own mind about things

1 None of the time
2 Rarely
3 Some of the time
4 Often
5 All of the time


The Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scales

User guide (2015)

Warwick Medical School Guidance



Validation details

Available here


Cost / Terms of Use

The owner of this measure is the Warwick Medical School at the University of Warwick. The scale is free to use, but you must register for a license.

Instructions and Scoring

Extensive guidance and tools for scoring and interpretation are available here.


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Latest data

Link to historical data