Kent Mental Health & Wellbeing Index

The Kent Mental Health & Wellbeing Index is constructed from 70 measures of a wide range of individual, household and area aspects of wellbeing.  It has been constructed at ward level, and provides an assessment of the relative assets and vulnerabilities of an area in respect of the mental health and wellbeing of the population within it. It has a range of applications including assessing need, providing of focus for preventative action and supporting strategic decision making with regard to service provision.

An Excel-based Local Wellbeing Tool (XLSM, 1.4 MB) has been produced, as the vehicle for ward level interrogation of the index.  The accompanying technical report (PDF, 2.2 MB) provides a detailed description of the approach, the framework used, the indicators selected and the construction of the final index.

We have also conducted a comparison with the Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) (PDF, 923.0 KB)