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Emotional Self Assessment

Do you need some guidance to help you understand, sustain and maintain a healthy emotional intelligence during your time at Warwick? Try the brief Emotional Self Assessment to find out.

Read the fourteen statements below and select a score that best describes your experience over the last 2 weeks. Note your scores, then add them together to discover your general emotional wellbeing score, then read the information that corresponds to your score range.

None of the time: 1

Rarely: 2

Some of the time: 3

Often: 4

All of the time: 5


a) I’ve been feeling optimistic about the future
b) I’ve been feeling useful
c) I’ve been feeling relaxed
d) I’ve been feeling interested in other people
e) I’ve had energy to spare
f) I’ve been dealing with problems well
g) I’ve been thinking clearly
h) I’ve been feeling good about myself
i) I’ve been feeling close to other people
j) I’ve been feeling confident
k) I’ve been able to make up my own mind about things
l) I’ve been feeling loved
m) I’ve been interested in new things
n) I’ve been feeling cheerful

These statements are taken from the Warwick–Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (WEMWBS).

If you scored between 0 and 32, your emotional wellbeing is low. We recommend you register with Warwick Wellbeing Support Services. You may benefit from a range of counselling interventions to help you explore and understand your issues so you can make some changes. (If you have a diagnosed/diagnosable mental health difficulty, consider registering with a University Mental Health Co-ordinator)

If you scored between 32 and 40, your emotional wellbeing score is below average. Take a look at the range of one-off workshops on a range of topics, or you may want to consider working with a counsellor (in either face to face individual counselling or email counselling) to improve your emotional wellbeing. We also offer group therapy where appropriate.

If you scored between 40 and 59, your emotional wellbeing score is average. You may benefit from exploring the range of e-sheets on a large range of specific issues written by the team of counsellors in the University Counselling Service, with links to a variety of resources such as e-books, weblinks and apps. You may also want to check out the services the Wellbeing Team can offer to help improve your overall wellbeing.

If you scored between 59-70, your wellbeing score is above average. Continue doing the things that are keeping you happy, and keep caring for and paying good attention to your emotional wellbeing.

Disclaimer: these scores are only a guide. If you are concerned about your mental wellbeing, please seek professional guidance.