chapter  4
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Mental health and well-being throughout the lifecourse

ByCathie Hammond

In Chapter 3 we saw how the immediate psychosocial outcomes of learning contribute to a variety of health outcomes. For conceptual simplicity, the processes involved were examined separately in relation to each psychosocial outcome. Clearly, human experience is more complicated than this analysis implies. Learning outcomes combine dynamically with one another and with the other factors that impact upon an individual’s experience throughout his or her life course. In this chapter, we capture this complexity and demonstrate the ways in which learning can lead to health outcomes, through the in-depth analysis of case studies.