Skills for (Your) Health

Mental health has increasingly becoming a talking point in the British media, with raised awareness of the effects of online trolls, dissatisfaction with personal achievements and the stress of day to day modern life which are affecting individuals of all ages.

According to the NHS, evidence shows that continuing to learn new skills throughout your life can not only improve career prospects, it can also positively affect and maintain a healthy mental wellbeing.

Not only can further learning boost self-confidence and self-esteem, it can help build a sense of purpose and in turn, work towards connecting with others. 

Studies have shown that continuing to develop existing skills or embark on new venture is often associated with greater satisfaction and optimism, finding that people who involved themselvesin further learning and development reported an increase in their self-esteem and a greater ability to cope with stress.

Some scientists believe that working towards goals can plays an important role in the way learning influences a person’s well-being and that reaching set targets can create positive feelings of accomplishment and achievement.

For those looking to make learning a bigger part of their life, Skills Platform offer numerous opportunities to fulfil goals and embrace new challenges.

Whether it is taking on a new responsibility at work, such IT security or understanding Microsoft packages - or maybe you want to spend your time raising awareness and helping others with their own mental health issues, Skills Platform will have something for you.