Kent Wellbeing Programme Evaluation



Our final report on our evaluation of the Kent Mental Wellbeing programme is now available. If you would like any further information about the evaluation or report, please feel free to contact Rose –

Kent Wellbeing final summary report

You can see our reports from the Theory of Change work from the first phase of the evaluation by clicking below:

Kent Wellbeing Concept mapping summary report

Kent Wellbeing Concept mapping full report

You can see individual project reports for 3 of our Kent projects by clicking below:

Primary Care Link Workers

Kent Sheds

Mental Health First Aid


What is this research?

Kent County Council has invested in a programme aimed at improving the mental wellbeing of its local people. The programme consists of various community-based projects aimed at different groups including the general public, older men, veterans, young people, and others who may be vulnerable for a number of reasons. They have commissioned the McPin Foundation to evaluate this work and see how effective the projects have been at improving the wellbeing of the people they reached.



Why is this research important?

Everyone has mental health and increasingly people are starting to recognise the importance of encouraging everyone to take care of their mental health and wellbeing. Helping people to learn how to take care of their wellbeing has positive effects on how they feel from day-to-day and may help to prevent people from experiencing mental health problems in the future. Across the country, more public health initiatives are being targeted at improving mental wellbeing, so it is important that we learn what works so that they can invest in the most effective projects.


What are we doing?

We are carrying out a series of evaluations of eight projects that form Kent’s Mental Wellbeing Programme. These use a variety of methods, including observations, interviews, surveys and recognised measures like the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale.


What is the current status of the project?

The project began in November 2014 and ended in March 2016. The final summary report is available to download above.


Who do I contact for more information?

For more information about the project, or to speak to a researcher, please email