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Certificate in Peer Support Working in Mental Health

This course is for people who would like to be Peer Support Workers or Family Peer Support Workers in the area of mental health. This course will help develop your knowledge and skills in order to improve your practice as peer support workers in mental health inpatient and community settings.

Course Details

This Certificate will help you enhance your existing strengths and skills so you can make a greater impact in your role. On this course you will;

  • Examine the latest trends and developments nationally and internationally in recovery orientated mental health practice;
  • Explore the historical, statutory and policy framework in which the Irish Mental Health Service operates within;
  • Understand the core principles, competencies and practices of peer support working;
  • Understand the principles of the individualised nature of recovery and a person centred approach;
  • Engage in reflective practice, supervision and support structures to maintain fidelity to the role of professional peer support working.

The ‘co-operative learning’ approach is one that has been developing in the School of Nursing and Human Sciences since 2007.

Further Information:

Martha Griffin
Programme Chair
Certificate in Peer Support Working in Mental Health
School of Nursing & Human Sciences Room H236
Dublin City University, Dublin 9

Telephone: 017007861
Email: martha.griffin@dcu.ie

Peer Support Certificate DCU

Tony Leahy Scholarship Fund

Mental Health Ireland offer scholarships to students of this programme, through the Tony Leahy Scholarship fund.

The level of support will be dependent on the information contained in your application form.

To apply for the Tony Leahy Scholarship please fill in the Application Form below.


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