12 September, 2017

Valuing Improvements in Mental Health

Until now it has been a challenge to find a simple, yet credible and robust way to value general improvements in mental health within social impact analysis.

This ground-breaking research analysed national datasets to reveal the relationship between mental health and overall quality of life, or wellbeing. This analysis measured mental health using responses to the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale (WEMWBS).

In partnership with Simetrica, we have developed new wellbeing values that can be used to assess the value of the movement between any two points in the (short) WEMWBS scale. It is now possible to measure and value improvements in mental health in a way that is consistent with the existing Social Value Bank.

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Valuing Improvements in Mental Health

PUBLISHED: September 2017

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