Prioritising mental health: why screening is essential for our children and young people

Mental health is an important aspect of overall wellbeing for individuals of all ages, including our children and young people. However, children’s mental health can often go unnoticed or undiagnosed, leading to long-term problems if left untreated. This is why it is important for practitioners and professionals who work with children to provide screening, at […]

Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ)

When it comes to assessing a child’s social, emotional and mental health, the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) is a commonly used tool among education, children’s services, social care and health providers. It was developed by Dr Robert Goodman in the 1990s for use with children and young people between the ages of 4 and 17. The […]

Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale (WEMWBS)

What is the WEMWBS? In addition to the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ), there is a range of alternative assessments and outcome measures which can be used to: One of these is the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale (WEMWBS). WEMWBS is a widely used self-administered questionnaire designed to measure an individual’s mental wellbeing. Developed by researchers at the Universities of […]