Foster And Brown Research

Reporting Services

Data analysis

As part of our service, we are able to offer in-depth analysis of survey data, both as stand-alone reports and as part of larger projects. We are also able to answer ad-hoc queries if our LodeSeeker® data tool does not provide the specific answers required. We produce presentations and present at conferences and workshops in support of our clients.


In partnership with Gloucestershire County Council, we are collaborating with Dr Keith Hawton, University Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Oxford who is planning to use the OPS data to develop a model of self-harm in adolescents in England. Part of our service is to integrate questions relevant to this academic study in the Online Pupil Survey and in the more specific Emotional Health Survey.

As a result of this collaboration we included many questions relevant to self-harm in the 2015 and 2016 surveys (and which will be included in our 2017 surveys and future surveys if requested), including integrating the questions used to make up the WEMWBS Well-being Scale:

  • I've been feeling optimistic about the future
  • I've been feeling useful
  • I've been feeling relaxed
  • I've been feeling interested in other people
  • I've had energy to spare
  • I've been dealing with problems well
  • I've been thinking clearly
  • I've been feeling good about myself
  • I've been feeling confident
  • I've been able to make my own mind up about things
  • I've been feeling loved
  • I've been interested in new things
  • I've been feeling cheerful
  • I've been feeling close to other people

Responses range from 'none of the time' to 'all of the time'. New reports have been developed in our LodeSeeker® data tool to convert responses to the WEMWBS scale as described in the WEMWBS User Guide as well as providing a RAG(Red,Amber,Green) Report to indicate visually how particular groups of pupils (such as schools, year groups, genders) compare with County averages.

WEMWBS is an acronym for the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale. The Warwick–Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (WEMWBS) was developed in 2006 by researchers from the universities of Warwick and Edinburgh, with funding provided by NHS Health Scotland, to enable the measurement of mental wellbeing in adults (individuals aged 16 and above) in the UK (see It derives from a model of mental wellbeing that is more than the absence of mental illness, and involves both feeling good and functioning well.

The Warwick–Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale was funded by the Scottish Government National Programme for Improving Mental Health and Well-being, commissioned by NHS Health Scotland, developed by the University of Warwick and the University of Edinburgh, and is jointly owned by NHS Health Scotland, the University of Warwick and the University of Edinburgh.