Mental Health


This course places mental ill health within the context of adult learners and covers the size of the challenge, its many impacts and practical ways to overcome it, both as a learner and as a mentor supporting learners.

To help us on this learning journey, we’re going to imagine that you’ve just become the Chief Executive Officer of your country’s leading professional membership association for teaching and learning professionals in the adult education sector. Your organisation primarily provides membership services for teachers, learning support staff and other education professionals. However, the size of its membership means that it also has some influence over the universities, colleges and training providers where its members work.

By the end of this course you will be able to: 

  1. Understand the size and nature of mental health issues within society and, in particular, the workplace and adult learning sectors.
  2. Suggest tools and strategies that can be used to overcome stress and incessant thinking.
  3. Evaluate the professional requirements of practitioners intending to support learners with mental health challenges and the importance of related support structures and quality assurance mechanisms.
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