Evaluation of the Community Learning Mental Health Research Project

In February 2017, the Department for Education (DfE) commissioned Ipsos MORI, in partnership with the Centre for Mental Health and Liz Lawson, to conduct the Evaluation of phase two of the Community Learning Mental Health (CLMH) Research Project.

Evaluation of the Community Learning Mental Health Research Project

The author(s)

  • Josh Keith Ipsos Public Affairs, UK
  • Catherine Crick Ipsos Public Affairs, UK
  • Raynette Bierman Ipsos Public Affairs, UK
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The Community Learning Mental Health (CLMH) research project aimed to identify the potential for adult and community learning courses to help people develop the tools, strategies and resilience to manage, and aid recovery from, mild to moderate mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression. This project was designed to build on the existing evidence base supporting the impact of adult and community learning on mental health and wellbeing.

Sixty-two research sites, run by adult learning providers across England were selected to develop and deliver short, part-time courses for adults experiencing mild to moderate mental health problems. The project had two phases, and this evaluation focussed on phase two, which took place from September 2016 to August 2017.

Community Learning Mental Health (CLMH) Research Project Infographic

The author(s)

  • Josh Keith Ipsos Public Affairs, UK
  • Catherine Crick Ipsos Public Affairs, UK
  • Raynette Bierman Ipsos Public Affairs, UK

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