Wellbeing Thermometer - Wellbeing Thermometer

"I like that you can log in and keep track of your development. I am really looking forward to trying out more features of the resource and watching the progress of my wellbeing."

Use our Wellbeing Thermometer to log, measure and understand your own patterns of wellbeing. Used on a regular basis the Wellbeing Thermometer can help us to capture any changes that happen as a result of using the Start2 resource and doing creative activities. You can use the Wellbeing Thermometer to choose activities to suit your wellbeing needs. There are 7 statements on the measure, and each one describes a positive thought or feeling-state known to be linked to wellbeing. Our Start2 mentor will encourage and guide you, suggesting activities to benefit your wellbeing.
The Wellbeing Thermometer is quick, easy to use and completely private.

Wellbeing benefits:

Maintain wellbeing
Self manage

Examples of how this activity can help me:

I want to be more aware of how I can benefit and maintain my wellbeing.
I want to understand my own patterns of wellbeing.


Quick and easy to complete, it only takes a few minutes.

Who can I do this activity with?

On your own or with someone else. 

Where can I do this activity?

You’ll need access to a computer. You can print off your Wellbeing Temperatures to share with others if you wish to.

How often can I do this activity?

We recommend that you take your Wellbeing Thermometer reading every 4 weeks, and track your progress on the Wellbeing Thermometer Map (the map will fill in automatically for you). It’s ideal to complete the Wellbeing Thermometer before doing any of the creative exercises, as this will give a more accurate base line reading. A base line means a starting point, from which you then move on, and to which you compare your progress. Comparing to a baseline helps you see changes that happen.

What do I need?

  • Access to a computer
  • To register to Start2 if you haven't already – this is quick, easy and private to you
  • A printer – if you’d like to print off your Wellbeing Temperature to keep paper copies


The Wellbeing Thermometer is based on the validated outcome measure Short Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (sWEMWBS). Read more about sWEMWBS here.

Getting started

Read more information about the Wellbeing Thermometer and the best way to use it here.


Take my Wellbeing Temperature

"I found using the Wellbeing Thermometer a great starting point. Itís a good way to find activities which benefit areas of my life to help me to maintain positive wellbeing. The mentor suggests a few activities and then I can choose which one I want to do"

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