Mental health issues affect most of us during our lifespan in one way or another. Based on WHO statistics, these conditions account for almost 20% of the burden of disease in Europe, affecting one in four people directly at some time in life.
The newest theme issue of Elm (European Lifelong Learning Magazine) looks at the various positive links between adult education and mental health.
In the flagship article Adult education increases mental wellbeing, we take a closer look at the findings of Benefits of Lifelong Learning (BeLL) projects, which clearly establish that adult education is highly beneficial for people’s mental wellbeing.
Another research-related interview presents a recent Norwegian study that compared the recovery processes of people with severe mental illness who were treated at either mental health centres or in special adult education programmes. The interview highlights the questions of how social environmental conditions may play a significant part in the treatment of severe mental illness.
Adult education may also directly serve in teaching people better coping skills. In the reportage Tools to tackle anxiety and depression, we visit a “Learn to tackle” course in Denmark.
In feature article, Psychotherapy: Science, courage, trust and art, we look at a very special topic: educating adults for a profession where all life experience is an advantage – that of the psychotherapist.
Theme issue in Elm Magazine: www.elmmagazine.eu
Elm Magazine, Editor-in-chief Karoliina Knuuti
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Elm Magazine (European Lifelong Learning Magazine) is a free online media on lifelong learning and adult education. It is the only journalistic medium of adult education with a European scope and with a continent-wide correspondent network. Elm supports the work of the adult education professional by keeping its reader up-to-date on the trends, good practices and phenomena of the adult learning world.
Elm is published by the Finnish Lifelong Learning Foundation.
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