Continued learning through life enhances self-esteem and encourages social interaction and a more active life. Anecdotal evidence suggests that the opportunity to engage in work or educational activities particularly helps to lift older people out of depression.
The practice of setting goals, which is related to adult learning in particular, has been strongly associated with higher levels of wellbeing.
Why not learn something new today?
Sign up for a class
Read the news or a book
Set up a book club
Do a crossword or Sudoku
Research something you’ve always wondered about
Local learning opportunities
There are lots of local opportunities for learning - both formal and informal - whatever subject interests you, you're bound to find something to suit
Online courses are a convenient and flexible way to learn new skills and subjects remotely