Increase confidence and mental wellness through learning…
THERE are many reasons why you should consider enrolling for a course and the good news is there’s no better location than the North East to explore your options where a top-notch selection of further education and training colleges are right on your door step, which offer excellent choice and progression pathways for people.
Education and training is all about acquiring new skills and knowledge which brings its own sense of personal fulfillment and well-being. In recent years the commencement of the wider debate about mental health and the ways in which we can improve it has been a welcome one. But did you know that studying and learning new skills is a major plus for our mental health? Studies have shown that with adult learners in particular their brains respond to study with increased cognitive positivity, while the interaction and sense of camaraderie created by interacting with fellow students also produces positive benefits for our mental health.
Academic stimulation is a great way for people to know they are still learning and have much to contribute to themselves, their families and society. Long gone are the days when our educational pathway was a pre-determined one that only lasted as long as we stayed in school. Nowadays education is structured to suit the needs of the individual’s lifestyle with full-time, part-time and evening courses offering everything from personal hobbies, professional and self-development, career opportunities, academic pursuits, to trades and skills based courses. The choice is there waiting for you to explore.
Confidence is something that is also important to us at any stage in life and we garner confidence from interacting, participating and by doing things that make a difference. The feeling of confidence we get from knowing we’ve actively engaged in, and accomplished, a task is immense.
Learning boosts self-confidence and minimises the opportunity for periods of depression and isolation to set in. The old saying ‘study is a voyage of discovery’ is a much used cliché, but it’s also a universal truth. All that’s left is for you to start your journey.