Learning: One of the 5 Ways to Wellbeing

In many ways this section is the unspoken element of the Healthy FEdefinition and Skills programme: It's the 'learning is good for all of our Wellbeingdefinition' bit of our aim and what we do. The international evidence is that learning is good for all of our wellbeing. But just how does learning contribute to wellbeing? What kind of learning? Is it any kind of learning? How much of it do you need? Does it matter when or where or why you do it?

As adult learning is first and foremost our area of practice in education and training, and it's one of the ways that we, as a sector, create and add social value in our society and communities, then surely we need to:

  • Know what the evidence is for how it works
  • Make sure that the learning we offer does contribute to people's wellbeing
  • 'Walk the talk' for ourselves and make sure that we support the wellbeing of staff and students in learning and do what we can to also improve their wellbeing through the other 4 Ways to Wellbeing (the wellbeing for learning bit of what we do in the Healthy FE and Skills Programme)

BIS Seminar, 5 December 2014  Image showing the logo of the government Department of Business, Innovation and Skills<

In October 2014, The Cabinet Office, Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and Public Health Englanddefinition (PHEdefinition) launched a new national 'What Works Centre for Wellbeing' <

On 5 December 2014, the Department for Business Innovaton and Skills (BIS) hosted a seminar for those who commission or deliver adult learning and work in partnership with the health sector to develop and/or deliver adult learning to improve people's health and wellbeing, to explore the question: 

'What is it about learning that improves health and wellbeing?'

Image of the graphic report from the BIS seminar on 5.12.14 addressing the question, 'What is it about adult learning that improves health and wellbeing?'<

Tip: Click on the image of the graphic report to go to a high resolution version where if you use a PC you can use the space bar and + /- to zoom in and out on the graphic

The event was attended by 100 people. Use the buttons below to find out more 

The Programme< Curated collection of resources<
About our partners/    speakers< Films from the day<

Use the linked image and resources below to check out some of the evidence and ideas on our Learning for Wellbeing Pinterest Board<

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