Mental Well-being Impact Assessment (MWIA)
Mental Well-being Impact Assessment (MWIA) is a pioneering methodology that enables organisations, communities, and projects to understand and demonstrate their impact on mental well-being. It is based on the evidence base on the determinants of mental well-being and on health impact assessment methodology.
The Objectives of the Well London MWIA project are to:
- Deliver a programme better tuned to deliver mental well-being across all activities
- Deliver a set of well-being indicators developed by local stakeholders
- Engage communities and increase understanding around mental well-being
- Develop local capacity to undertake MWIAs
Achievements of the MWIA project in Well London Phase 1
- Provided an action learning programme in MWIA for 94 people across 19 Boroughs
- 326 people attended 31 MWIA workshops in total: 113 participants in MWIAs on Well London projects and 106 for other projects in or near target areas
- Three learning networks were held to share learning and practice in MWIA across London
- 89% of participants said that the MWIA training had increased their understanding of mental wellbeing
- 5 follow up learning networks held for people trained in MWIA through Well London
- Quarterly MWIA update newsletter established - now ongoing
- Network of MWIA practitioners established
Examples of Well London Phase 1 MWIA can be found below.