Depression, Anxiety & Stress Scales
Use the DASS 21 Questionnaire to check in on the psychological health of your workforce and help meet the wellbeing needs of your team.
Healthworks is offering the DASS 21 Questionnaire which you can deploy to check in on the psychological health of your workforce.
This questionnaire will provide a snapshot of the mental health of your team. It provides the added benefit of an individual report for each participant and a general report for your business that allows you to tailor your health and wellbeing program to meet the specific needs of your people.
Upon completion of the DASS survey, individuals will receive a report outlining a summary of their key findings and DASS score. Employers will receive a summary report with aggregate, de-identified data which will provide key health trends and insights across your organisation allowing you to better target future interventions.
What is the DASS 21?
The DASS, also known as the Depression Anxiety and Stress Scales, is a quantitative measure of the negative emotional states of depression, anxiety and stress. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, experts suggest there is going to be an increase in mental health problems. The DASS is an excellent tool to provide feedback on an individual’s mental health. The DASS is a scientifically valid and reliable tool that explores various aspects of the common negative emotional states.
The Depression Scale
The depression scale assesses low mood, hopelessness, devaluation of life, self-deprecation, lack of interest/involvement and inertia.
The Anxiety Scale
The anxiety scale assesses autonomic arousal, muscle tension, situational anxiety and subjective experience of anxiety.
The Stress Scale
The stress scale assesses difficulty relaxing, nervousness, being easily upset/agitated, irritable/over-reactive and impatient.
Understanding Your DASS Results
If your employees would like to gain further insight into their DASS score and summary, we offer a 45 minute group workshop on ‘Understanding Your DASS Results’.
This seminar tasks you through the DASS self-reported questionnaire, providing an in-depth understanding of how the questions are structured and how to interpret your own, individual results.
Participants will gain a greater understanding of depression, anxiety and stress and become familiar with a variety of resources to promote positive mental health and provide support to those who are struggling.
Due to COVID-19, you can hold this workshop virtually or face to face if physical distancing guidelines can be met.
Benefits of the DASS Questionnaire
Prioritises mental health in your workplace
Helps to reduce the stigma around mental health
Assists in building a mentally healthy workplace
Shows a genuine commitment to address mental health problems
Provides employees with a scientifically validated survey to measure stress, depression and anxiety
”The DASS is an excellent tool to provide feedback on an individual's mental health.