The purpose of assessing stigma or mental wellbeing may differ in different situations. Before you can choose an adequate method and instrument, you should be able to answer the following questions:
- Why do I want to assess stigma or mental wellbeing?
- What is the target group? (Guide 1: What are health-related stigma and mental wellbeing? explains that everyone can stigmatise, so you need to decide which groups to focus on: affected people, community, health professionals, others?)
- What type or aspect of stigma or mental health conditions do you want to assess?
- What would you like to do with the results?
Guide 1: What are health-related stigma and mental wellbeing? assists in defining the purpose of and target group for assessment of stigma or mental wellbeing. This Guide you are reading now helps you to choose the most appropriate tool to do so and recommends ways to apply your results.