The Postgraduate Certificate in Mental Health Promotion is a part-time outreach programme (Level 9) that has been jointly developed by NUI Galway and Mental Health Ireland. This programme is designed for professionals working in different sectors who wish to develop knowledge, skills and competencies of mental health promotion and its implementation in practice.
The programme aim is to provide participants with professional education and training in the principles and practice of promoting positive mental health and well-being. Course participants will acquire an understanding of the concepts, principles and evidence base for mental health promotion and the practical implementation of mental health promotion interventions from a national and international perspective.
Programme delivery is through blended learning with online course materials for self-study accompanied by face-to-face instruction through lectures and workshops, with students attending one day per month throughout the academic year. On-site delivery will be offered at the NUI Galway campus.
This programme is open to those working in a professional capacity in areas such as mental health, health promotion, public health, primary care, education, community work, nursing, social work, psychology and allied fields.
3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE
1. You wish to develop your knowledge, skills and competencies of mental health promotion and its implementation in practice.
2. You are interested in expanding your understanding of the concepts and determinants of positive mental health and the promotion of mental health equity and well-being.
3. You wish to incorporate the principles of best practice in implementing mental health promotion, based on current international and national research on evidence-based practice and policy.