Other tools available

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These are a mixture of tools available from other agencies, and may not have been validated. 


Individual Recovery Outcomes Counter (I-ROC) 

I.ROC (Individual Recovery Outcomes Counter) is a validated outcome measurement tool created by Penumbra that uses indicators of wellbeing in order to measure the recovery journey of people who use our services. I.ROC can also be used to identify factors that have an impact on wellbeing and is therefore useful as part of a personal planning process to support recovery. Recovery is the realisation of a meaningful and fulfilling life in the presence or absence of any mental health problems. The work of Penumbra aims to ensure that we remain hopeful and focused on improving wellbeing for people who use our services.

The New Economics' Foundation

Measuring Well-being; a guide for practitioners 

This short handbook on measuring well-being is produced by the Centre for Well-being at nef (the new economics foundation). It is designed primarily for voluntary organisations and community groups delivering projects and services, to help them kick-start the process of measuring well-being outcomes.

Scottish Health Survey

The Scottish Health Survey (SHeS) provides a detailed picture of the health of the Scottish population in private households and is designed to make a major contribution to the monitoring of health in Scotland. It is essential for the Scottish Government's forward planning, for identifying gaps in health services provision and for identifying which groups are at particular risk of future ill-health.

Health Behaviour of School Children Survey

Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) is a cross-national research study conducted in collaboration with the WHO Regional Office for Europe. The Scottish survey is commissioned by NHS Health Scotland and carried out by the Child & Adolescent Health Research Unit (CAHRU) at the University of St Andrews. CAHRU is also the HBSC International Coordinating Centre, also supported by NHS Health Scotland.

HBSC aims to gain new insight into, and increase understanding of, young people's health and wellbeing, health behaviours and their social context. The findings from the HBSC surveys are used to inform and influence health promotion and health education policy, programmes and practice targeted at young people at both national and international levels.

Glasgow Centre for Population Health 

Putting asset based approaches into practice: identification, mobilisation and measurement of assets

The aim of this briefing paper is to present and discuss a range of methods and techniques which can be used to identify and mobilise individual and community level assets.


Carnegie UK Trust

Shifting the Dial

This report provides evidence from six case studies of experiences of measuring wellbeing in France, the USA and Canada.  

The Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Measuring National Well-being: Life in the UK 2012

This report provides an overview of well-being in the UK. It is the first written output from the Measuring National Well-being Programme launched in 2010. The 2012 report looks at the economy, people (including unemployment, personal finances, health life expectancy), and the environment (protecting local and global environment). 

Outcomes Star

Well-being Star - The Outcomes Star for self-help with long term conditions

The Outcomes Star both measures and supports progress for service users towards self-reliance or other goals. The Stars are designed to be completed collaboratively as an integral part of keywork. They are sector wide tools- different versions of the Star include homelessness, mental health and young people.