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Learn for mental wellbeing (NHS Choices)

Learning new skills can be useful, but research shows it can also improve our mental wellbeing.

It doesn’t have to mean getting more qualifications. There are lots of different ways to bring learning into your life.

Many of us associate learning with childhood or our student days. As adults, it can seem as though we have less time or need to learn new things.

Evidence shows that continuing to learn throughout life can improve and maintain our mental wellbeing.

Mental wellbeing means feeling good – about yourself and the world around you – and being able to get on with life in the way you want.

Learning can boost self-confidence and self-esteem, help build a sense of purpose, and help us connect with others.

For more information visit the NHS Choices website.

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