05 December 2016

First for Wellbeing’s free online wellbeing assessment is now officially live and open to anyone over the age of 18 who lives in Northamptonshire.

About the online assessment

The simple, easy-to-use assessment involves a series of questions around the eight core areas of wellbeing and takes just 10 minutes to complete. While already being used by First for Wellbeing’s Wellbeing Advisors, the assessment is now available for self-completion direct via First for Wellbeing’s website.

The wellbeing assessment provides each person with a complete holistic analysis of their health and wellbeing needs and goals.

Anyone resulting with key 'priority' areas to address - such as smoking or weight management - will be assigned a dedicated wellbeing advisor to provide one-on-one advice and support to address each area.

OCTIGO – the system behind First for Wellbeing’s wellbeing assessment – was specifically created for First for Wellbeing by a team of digital specialists, with input and backing from Northamptonshire County Council’s public health experts, Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Northampton’s Institute of Health and Wellbeing Institute.

First for Wellbeing Managing Director Janet Doran said the official launch of the online assessment was a significant milestone for the company.

“More than two years of extensive research and development work has gone into getting this assessment tool up and running, and I am delighted to now offer it to everyone in the county straight from our website,” she said.

“When we talk about wellbeing we aren’t just talking about health in a physical and emotional sense – we are talking about all of the areas of wellbeing that contribute to us living a healthy, happy, well-rounded life, from our home and work life, to how connected we are with the community,” she said.

"Given these areas are all interrelated, it is absolutely imperative that our wellbeing assessment allows us to adequately look at the whole picture,” she said.

For more information, visit www.firstforwellbeing.co.uk or call 0300 126 5000.