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How do we help people with mental health difficulties succeed in learning?

Earlier this year eight further education providers took part in projects to  help people who experience mental health problems progress from discrete provision to wider learning opportunities.  Barnet College, City College Birmingham, Leicester Adult Skills and Learning Service, Our Celebration in York, Stockport College and Swarthmore Education Centre in Leeds all focused on identifying specific teaching and learning strategies that might help progression; Blackpool and the Fylde College examined staff development as a tool to support progression and the College of North West London identified poor achievement at Level 3 as a focus for research. One of the most striking outcomes was the significance of the learner voice in helping to change staff attitudes.  Other findings highlight the value of collaboration and workforce development to promote  change and identify specific ways to deliver a more flexible and responsive learning for progression.  The case studies and LSIS project report are available to download from the updated LSIS Progression Pathways project page.