Wellbeing assessment

As part of the Positive Working Environment Programme, we want to give staff the ability to assess their own wellbeing and give support to those choosing to improve their wellbeing. The snapshot tool is an aid for you as an individual to find out more about your current levels of wellbeing and enable you to see how you could choose to improve your own wellbeing. You may not feel different having completed the assessment but it will highlight the main recommendations for you and your wellbeing and sign post you to specific resources to help you understand what to do and how to do it.


The snapshot tool is an aid for you as an individual to find out more about your current levels of wellbeing and enable you to see how you could choose to improve your own wellbeing.

Yes it is. Robertson Cooper is an independent company that specialises in assessing workplace wellbeing and they have undertaken wellbeing assessments for many public and private sector organisations in the UK and internationally. The consultants at Robertson Cooper are Chartered Occupational Psychologists and are bound by a professional code of ethics (British Psychological Society) not to breach confidentiality assurances given. As a third-party company, Robertson Cooper will not share any individual personal information gathered with the University.

All individual details will be kept anonymous and all results presented back to the University on a group level only. Any group must exceed 8 to be reportable.

Just you. You will receive your own personal, confidential wellbeing snapshot report.

At an organisational level, we will use trend data from the reports for two purposes.

Firstly, to identify wellbeing initiatives that our staff would find most useful e.g. if many people are not eating healthy food, we can identify a trend and support the eateries on site to provide healthy options. Robertson Cooper will only provide trends for groups greater than 8 and will not under any circumstances give details of names.

Secondly, we can align the trend data from the snapshot tool with that of the Employee Engagement Survey (again, at group level only) to better understand links between wellbeing and employee engagement.

You can access the wellbeing assessment by visiting the Robertson Cooper Wellbeing Tool website

  • The first time you visit, you will be asked to register a username, password and e-mail address.
  • You will need to remember these details as they will be known only to you.
  • The wellbeing assessment takes about 10 minutes to complete but you can complete it in more than one sitting.
  • You will be sent your personal, confidential report in .pdf format to the e-mail address you registered, immediately after completing the assessment.
  • You can also repeat the assessment as many times as you like (you have to complete the full assessment) to track your progress and work on new, up to date recommendations.

You will be asked questions relating to your health e.g. blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar level but you do not need to have had them measured to complete the survey. If you
do want to get them measured before completing the assessment then you can make an appointment at the Sports Centre by emailing healthcheck@exeter.ac.uk

Some of the demographic questions will have an opt-out should you wish not to provide that information.

Once you have submitted your responses they will be stored anonymously in Robertson Cooper’s secure database. This is at group level and we will not be identifying individuals.

While Robertson Cooper does collect information that COULD identify individuals in some cases, they do not do so. Robertson Cooper will only feedback to the University the results of the wellbeing assessment at group level, at a minimum group size of 8 respondents. If you fall into a group with less than 8 respondents your responses will only be clustered with other groups for reporting purposes.

Yes you can, and you are encouraged to do so.

This tool is designed to reflect back your current observations of how you feel about your health and wellbeing. The questions aim to get you to think about and rate your recent experiences but it does also ask some questions about your health over the previous 12 months. As such your results will be most influenced by how you have felt within the last 3 months or so.

Although in reviewing your results it is important to consider how your opinions and therefore responses have been influenced by major events or life changes. These can radically change your view of things in the short term and it is important you think about how they could have polarised your opinions and therefore your results in the short term.

At the end of the report you will be provided with details of where to get further help and information, should you choose to do so.