Wellbeing is not a one-dimensional idea but a multifaceted construct composed of several different elements. The SAHMRI Wellbeing and Resilience Centre incorporates Dr Martin Seligman PERMA dashboard (Positive Emotion, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning and Accomplishment)PLUS, Physical Activity, Nutrition, Sleep and Optimism, to measure and build wellbeing. The PLUS constructs have been added in response to consultations with global experts in wellbeing measurement, who have indicated that this will provide a more comprehensive evaluation of individual and societal wellbeing.
The SAHMRI Wellbeing and Resilience Centre has built on the University of Pennsylvania PERMA-Profiler and EPOCH measurement of wellbeing tools to create the PERMA+ Profiler (for adults) and PERMA+ Youth (for adolescents.
The PERMA-Profiler and EPOCH have been licensed from the University of Pennsylvania, with validated questions added to cover the additional constructs of PERMA+ and enable delivery of a PERMA+ report.