Resource Centre

Resource Centre

The EPALE Resource Centre is a bank of materials that will help keep you up to date with adult education best practices and reference documents.

We publish case studies of innovative adult education approaches, reports and policy documents as well as magazine and newspaper articles.

You will also be able to find open education resources as well as training and learning materials so you will always have access to the best tools to help you in your everyday work.

 

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The effect of lifelong learning on mental well-being of people experiencing mental health problems

The focus of the thesis is the effect of lifelong learning on mental well-being of people experiencing mental health problems. It is based on the case study of service users of the Association for support of people with neurosis in Belgrade, Serbia. The lifelong learning concept is not currently considered for addressing the needs of mental health service users in Serbia and there is a lack of research on this topic. Since available treatment methods in Serbia can be expensive and difficult to access, participation in adult learning can be a more cost-effective, community-based and non-stigmatising alternative for people experiencing less severe mental health problems, such as neurosis. The theoretical framework of the study was constituted of six variables that were assessed to potentially best mediate the impact of lifelong learning on mental well-being: self-efficacy, self-esteem, empowerment, competences, sense of purpose and hope, and social integration. A qualitative research approach and phenomenology as a research design were used, including semi-structured interviews with seven service users of the Association for support of people with neurosis. The findings showed a positive impact of lifelong learning on mental well-being of the participants in terms of increasing their self-efficacy, self-esteem, empowerment, competences, sense of purpose and hope, as well as social integration. Additionally, new concepts emerged, that mediated the effect of lifelong learning on mental well-being of participants: understanding and support from other classmates, rewarding feeling of helping others, self-understanding and acceptance.
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