Caring for adults
Caring for adults

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Caring for adults

1.1 What is well-being?

When people talk about emotional health and well-being, do they mean happiness? Or confidence levels? Or feeling content?

The answer probably includes an element of all those things but a good starting point is to imagine it’s a feeling of being able to do all that you want to do.

It is often our emotional or mental well-being that has the biggest effect on feeling well, and the stresses and problems of everyday life, including loneliness and isolation, working long hours and not feeling supported, have a big impact on our mental well-being.


Did you know if you study a paid part-time course with the OU in Wales you could get up to £4,500* to help with your living costs?

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*Eligibility rules apply for financial support.