What does ‘keep learning’ mean and how can it help improve my wellbeing?

Learning and trying new things/skills and rediscovering old hobbies is one of the ‘five ways to wellbeing’ *

You are never too old or young to try or learn something new, and learning doesn’t have to involve being in a classroom. Achieving a new skill or piece of knowledge can improve self-esteem and confidence. Examples of learning can include:

  • Trying to cook a new recipe
  • Learning phrases in a different language
  • Improving your computer skills
  • Reading a book
  • Watching a documentary
  • Signing up for a course or class
  • Taking up a new hobby

Organisations in St Helens that provide opportunities to keep learning include…

  • The Wellbeing Project
  • Community Centres
  • Libraries
  • Age UK
  • University of the Third Age
  • St Helens Council Adult & Community Learning

* source: Foresight Project Mental Capacity and Wellbeing (2008)