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Discovering Potential: A practitioner's guide to supporting improved self-esteem and well-being through adult learning

Building confidence and a sense of well-being is increasingly being seen as a means of enabling learners to make the most of their potential and to participate more fully in society. But how do you it?

Discovering potential is a resource pack that supports practitioners and managers who work with adults with low self-esteem. It looks at:

  • what self-esteem is and how it affects participation;
  • partnership working;
  • working with adults using a guidance model;
  • staff development and maintaining good mental health.

The pack provides an essential resource for those working on a one-to-one basis with adults who are ‘hard-to-reach’, ‘marginalised’ or ‘socially-excluded’. Crossing different sectors such as health services, voluntary sector, education sectors and social services, it offers valuable advice and strategies for the pivotal role of interagency working.

You can download a PDF version of this publication here. It is now (2015) out of print but can occasionally be found for sale on Amazon/e-bay.

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James, K and Nightingale, C
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