Kildare and Wicklow ETB Newsletter Issue 11, PARTNERSHIPS - Page 23

On the September 21, 2017 Students from Youthreach Leixlip attended the Francis Bacon Studio at the Hugh Lane Gallery in Dublin. As part of their studies for Fine Art Painting Level 4 Students were given a guided tour of The Eve of St Agnes, a stained glass masterpiece designed and made by the great Irish artist Harry Clarke. The highlight of their visit was viewing the Francis Bacon Studio and participating in a questions and answers session on Francis Bacon’s Life and works.

Leixlip Youthreach Students visit The Hugh Lane Gallery Dublin

(Left to Right) Youthreach Students: Sean Stanley, James Delaney, Conor Mullally, Aidan Birt, Donald Macleod (Instructor) Leon Halilaj, Daryl Mason, Rachel McMahon and Chantel Lawrence. Photo taken by Tara Carroll (Instructor)

The research identified areas of good practice in the education field and also highlighted the barriers to access and participation in education for people with poor mental health. A range of recommendations was made with a focus on access, participation and outcomes from education for adult learners. A focus on preparing people for success was also identified as a core part of participation. The report found that partnership and collaboration between adult and community education providers and mental health services is also fundamental to support participation in education by people with mental health difficulties. The Network hopes that the report makes a valuable contribution to developments and provision and the Network plan to work together this year to support the implementation of many of the recommendations.

Read the report in full here.