Mental Wellbeing Impact Assessment (MWIA) methodology is used to assess whether government and non-government agencies’ policies, programs, projects and proposals have a negative or positive impact on the population in terms of wellbeing.

In 2015 the Wellbeing Collaborative trialed the use of MWIA in government agencies and non-government orgnaisations. Find out more about the MWIA Toolkit.

The following demonstration sites were selected and staff were trained in MWIA methodology:


Johann Kolstee, ACON
Johann Kolstee, ACON. June 2015

Impact of relocation of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) older people from inner city social housing to suburbs and regional areas due to longevity and lack of housing affordability. Read more about the ACON MWIA.

NSW Education and Communities

Brian Smyth King
Brian Smyth King, NSW Department of Education and Communities. June 2015

Impact of a co-ordinated, multi-agency response on students with complex needs. Read more about the NSW Education and Communities MWIA.

NSW Family and Community Services

Greenway residents

Impact of the establishment of a Wellbeing Centre at the Greenway Housing Estate on the wellbeing of local residents. Read more about the Greenway MWIA.

In August 2016 staff from Wellbeing Collaborative Leadership members iCare, NSW Department of Education and the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health joined the Mental Health Commission of NSW to undergo training in using the MWIA screening tool. A number of representatives in NSW are now able to deliver training in implementation of the screening tool – a less resource intensive version of the full MWIA tool.

Download the MWIA Toolkit.