Education

Mental Health Ireland are proud to partner with
four of Ireland’s leading third level education providers
offering mental health & recovery promoting courses.

Mental Health Ireland’s vision is for an Ireland where mental health is valued as being an essential part of personal wellbeing and the health of the nation. We will lead the way in informing Irish society’s understanding of mental health and fostering a culture where people with mental health difficulties are respected and supported.

Mental Health Ireland are delighted to partner with University College Cork, Dublin City University, National University of Ireland, Galway and Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology to offer four third level certificate courses which support the promotion of positive mental health, recovery and peer support working.

Through the Mental Health Ireland Tony Leahy Scholarship Programme we are delighted to support a number of students of these courses. The scholarship was named in honour of our colleague and friend Tony Leahy, who sadly passed away in November 2018. Tony was one of the first to invite people with lived experience and their family members / supporters to sit at the national table with those who provided the services. He understood that change could not happen until we were inclusive of all voices, and made it part of how we plan our services. His work culminated in the co-producing of the National Framework for Recovery in Mental Health 2018 – 2020: which is his ultimate legacy to ensure a consistent, evidenced-based approach to embedding recovery oriented practice in services.

Applications for the scholarship and information on each course can be found at the links below.