Introduction to the Wellbeing Web
The wellbeing web is intended to be an interactive and engaging process to measure outcomes. The wellbeing web is based on an affirmative-coaching model focussing on people’s potential rather than their problems. It is used to support and assist growth and change. The process of using the wellbeing web to capture outcomes enables children and their carers to recognise where they are, where they would like to be and what steps they need to get there.
The web uses the Getting It Right indicators of wellbeing to guide discussion about key areas of an individual’s life. Its function is to provoke discussion about issues and create a graphic scale which shows the person’s progress and journey of change. The wellbeing web can also be used to inform discussion during professional supervision or child’s plan meetings.
The wellbeing web has been designed to be simple to use and understand, and it is suitable for use with children and adults. For example, the pilot scheme undertaken in Angus highlighted that the wellbeing web was being used effectively with children between the ages of 4 and 16 years of age and also with their parents.