Measuring wellbeing in different community and clinical settings

A/​Professor Justine Gatt is leading several projects that aims to confirm the utility of measuring wellbeing in various mental health clinical settings. A/​Prof Gatt has developed the composite wellbeing scale, COMPAS‑W, which measures both subjective wellbeing (hedonia) and psychological wellbeing (eudaimonia). This project will test the practicality and value of measuring mental wellbeing using the COMPAS‑W Wellbeing Scale in multiple settings including: 

  • hospital in-patients undergoing mental health rehabilitation at POWH
  • out-patients visiting mental health clinics including headspace
  • hospital healthcare staff in the SESLHD districts
  • clients undergoing the chronic pain programs led by Beyond Pain
  • community adult participants undergoing running programs led by Strength to Strength Mental & Physical Healthcare. To participate in this program, see updates or to donate to the cause and research project, please visit our NeuRA fundraising page here.

A/​Prof Gatt is the Lead Investigator on these projects, and Dr Luke Egan is supporting coordination and data collection. Collaborating organisations and supporting partners include SESLHD area health service, Prince of Wales Hospital, headspace, Beyond Pain and Strength to Strength Mental & Physical Healthcare. Some of these projects were supported by a Mindgardens Neuroscience Grant.

These projects are still in progress.