The Care Programme Approach and adult learning

Caroline Law (Health and Disability Equality team at NIACE)

A Life in the Day

ISSN: 1366-6282

Publication date: 30 June 2009


There is general consensus that taking up adult learning is good for mental health. For people experiencing mental health difficulties, taking up learning enhances social inclusion. Learning helps people gain new skills, become more employable, meet new people and grow in confidence. It can also be an exhilarating experience that aids the recovery process. So why are so many people who are experiencing mental health difficulties still missing out on learning opportunities?



Law, C. (2009), "The Care Programme Approach and adult learning", A Life in the Day, Vol. 13 No. 2, pp. 13-15.

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