04 Mar '11, 6am

[ST] Health Promotion Board develops Mental Wellbeing Scale

[ST] Health Promotion Board develops Mental Wellbeing Scale

The Health Promotion Board's (HPB) introduced the Singapore Mental Wellbeing Scale, the first-of-its-kind scale developed in Asia, and reflecting Asian values, multi-ethnic beliefs and philosophies. THE Health Promotion Board's (HPB) introduced the Singapore Mental Wellbeing Scale, the first-of-its-kind scale developed in Asia, and reflecting Asian values, multi-ethnic beliefs and philosophies. The scale was developed through focus group discussions to understand what mental wellbeing is, locally. This was tested against international tools such as the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale (WEMWBS) from United Kingdom. The Singapore Mental Wellbeing Scale was developed in partnership with the Psychology Department from the Nanyang Technological University. Extensive research and a study revealed five aspects that defined mental wellbeing among Singapore residents namely...

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