Report on Avondalecare’s Wellbeing Survey
In order to continue our focus on delivering a service that is progressive and which produces improvements in the quality of service users’ lives we conducted a survey to measure current feelings of mental wellbeing within the service user group. We also surveyed service users’ perception of the mental wellbeing before they began to receive support from Avondalecare and compared the two results.
Between Friday 18th May and Friday 25th May 2012, service users were asked to complete a survey based on the Warwick Edinburgh Mental WellBeing Scale*, either over the phone or at the Social Inclusion Centre. The survey consisted of fourteen positively worded statements that covered various aspects of well being. Service users were asked to give an answer on a scale of 1 – 5 to represent how often they felt the statement had applied in the last two weeks. They were then asked to consider their situation before they began receiving support from Avondalecare and to answer the same questions but in reference to that time period.
Of the 62 Avondalecare service users, 14 could not be reached by the surveyor, 10 declined to take part and 14 were not well enough to complete the survey at the time of asking. This left a total of 24 completed surveys.
* "The Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale was funded by the Scottish Executive National Programme for improving mental health and well-being, commissioned by NHS Health Scotland, developed by the University of Warwick and the University of Edinburgh, and is jointly owned by NHS Health Scotland, the University of Warwick and the University of Edinburgh."
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