Asset-based approaches

From strength to strength

Iriss.fm, Episode 158

Catch-up with East Dunbartonshire Council about how an assets-based approach can improve mental health and wellbeing.

WITTY (What's Important To You?)

Create your own personalised map of what is important in your life to help promote well-being

WITTY is a free iPad app which enables people to visually map positive assets and factors they have and can better engage with in day to day life.

Whilst we have provided this tool on an iPad you could create a paper version yourself using A3/A4 paper and images and objects you have to hand.

Social Assets in Action: Evaluation Report

Commissioned by IRISS, East Dunbartonshire CHP and East Dunbartonshire Council

The Project aimed to incorporate strength-based practice in the delivery of mental health services by piloting Personal Asset Mapping, and to broaden awareness of community assets in order to show options outside of public service delivery including through developing a Community Well-being (asset) Map. This was intended to complement rather than replace attention to the needs of people who use services.