ERIC Number: ED480974
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Learning Journeys: A Resource Handbook on Adult Learning and Mental Health.
Mather, Joy; Atkinson, Sue
This document explains how tutors and managers in adult education programs across the United Kingdom can smooth the journeys of adults with mental health difficulties who are returning to learning. The handbook begins with suggestions for its use and case studies of two adult learners with mental health difficulties. Sections 1 through 4 discuss the following topics: (1) mental health (the definition of mental health, mental health promotion, moving from mental health services to learning opportunities); (2) pre-learning (being positive about mental health, advertising and marketing, liaison with external agencies, referral and record keeping, looking after information, guidance, disclosure); (3) teaching and learning (ways of encouraging learners to return to learning, the learning environment, adult and community learning provision, mental health and stress, learning support, other ways of supporting learners, the tutor-learner relationship, the emotional experience of learning, recognizing achievement); and (4) the mental health of staff who support learners. The following items are appended: (1) glossaries of mental health roles and support services and mental health diagnoses and treatments; (2) overviews of the Disability Discrimination Act, Common Inspection Framework, and National Service Framework; and (3) lists of useful contacts, help lines, organizations, and 19 publications and World Wide Web sites. (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Administrator Guides, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Case Studies, Counseling Services, Definitions, Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy, Enrollment Influences, Federal Legislation, Foreign Countries, Glossaries, Mental Disorders, Mental Health, Reentry Students, Student Needs, Teacher Student Relationship, Tutors
National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, Renaissance House, 20 Princess Road West, Leicester LE1 6TP, United Kingdom. Web site: http://www.niace.org.uk.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom