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Thursday, September 03, 2015

Mental Health Ireland

Social Media Ambassadors Wanted

2015 is a very exciting year for us at Mental Health Ireland as we are rolling out two new campaigns and we are hoping YOU might be able to assist us spread our message far and wide. 

Ambassador

We are looking for people to act as Social Media Ambassadors for Mental Health Ireland. What does this involve? We thought you'd ask that!

In a nutshell, we want you to help us spread our campaign messages via your social media platforms. We will send you suggested tweets and posts that you can use or you can simply RT and share what we post or even better post in your own style!

Next step is to register your interest by sending an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with your handles for any of the sites listed below...

1.Twitter

2.Facebook

3.Instagram

Our first campaign is just around the corner on Tuesday 17th February and we will need you help to spread the word about our #SmileyPancake campaign - (note big hint in the hashtag!) - more will be revealed on this as soon as I get the above info from you! 

The 21st June is the summer solstice and our very first Mental Health Ireland Day. We are in the planning stages for this at the moment but will need people to help out at locations all over Ireland at local events and also on social media to push our message.

That’s all for the moment. I look forward to hearing back from you soon… we only have two weeks to pancake Tuesday and I’d love to have a big group of Social Media Ambassadors signed up before that!

You will find Mental Health Ireland on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

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Certificate in Mental Health in the Community - Dublin, Galway, Limerick, Athlone and Cork in Sept 2015

 

Mental Health in the Community Certificate course available in Dublin, Galway, Athlone, Cork and Limerick in Sept 2015 

APPLY NOW FOR A PLACE IN ALL LOCATIONS

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Recognising a growing interest in mental health and wellbeing, Mental Health Ireland and the Adult Continuing Education Dept, UCC joined forces to develop the Certificate in Mental Health in the Community.

The one year part time certificate is accepting applications for its Cork, Limerick, Dublin, Galway and Athlone courses NOW

The syllabus will examine how communities can support and enhance mental and emotional wellbeing through good practice in mental health promotion and suicide prevention.

Participants will examine the world of mental health and mental ill health with a critical lens and be encouraged to look at their own ad societal attitudes towards people with mental health and emotional problems. It examines contemporary issues in mental healthcare in both policy and practice, exploring what can work for people who experience mental health difficulties in supporting their recovery.   

Orla Barry, CEO of Mental Health Ireland said: “We are delighted to partner with UCC on this venture. The course is currently running in Cork and Kerry and the addition of Limerick and Dublin for 2015 was a response to demand. The course will give participants an opportunity to become part of the solution, by building their knowledge of and skills in mental health promotion while learning about good practice in supporting others to recovery.”

The Certificate in Mental Health in the Community will be of benefit to all those who are committed to enhancing their current competence, skill and practice in mental health. This includes:

  • Individuals who are actively engaged in Mental Health Associations, in community and voluntary work and/or community development.
  • Healthcare professionals.
  • Peer Advocates with a lived experience of mental health difficulties.
  • Workers in social care, housing and disability services.
Students can apply online or download an application form via this link http://www.ucc.ie/en/ace-cmhc/

The fee for this one year course is €990.

For further information:

Brenda Healy - Programme Co-ordinator - 086 8079204  -   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Further Information:

Entry Requirements: At least 21 years of age by 1 January of the year of application. While there are no formal educational requirements, it is expected that proposed candidates will have attained Leaving Certificate/FETAC Level 5 or an equivalent qualification. Prior experience will be taken into account. Applicants should submit a personal statement with their application, which details their academic background, relevant work/life experience and motivation for taking this course. All applicants whose first language is not English must have attained IELTS Level 6 or equivalent TOEFL score.

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Mensana Newsletter goes digital

Mensana News is Mental Health Ireland's newsletter. In the past we had two publications a year. We have now moved to a digital format which will be emailed to those subscribed four times a year. The newsletter will let everyone know what we are up to in head office and a snapshot of activities from around the counrty from our 98 Mental Health Associations.

Our first newsletter will be issued in the coming weeks and you can sign up here to join our mailing list here

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