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Mental Health in the Community Certificate Course

Adult Continuing Education (ACE), at University College Cork, offers this programme in association with Mental Health Ireland. This part-time programme over one academic year is run in a number of centres throughout Ireland including Cavan, Skibbereen, UCC, Dublin, Mallow and Killarney.

Our teaching team works with adult learners through a mixture of lectures, practice based workshops and continuous assessment, in accordance with the ethos of adult education.

Course Details

Our Mental Health in the Community Certificate looks at community and civil society as a context for ‘recovery in mental health’. The participant will examine the world of mental health and ill health with a critical lens, challenging the way in which we define, understand, and work with mental and emotional distress.

On this one year part time course participant will be encouraged to look at their own and societal attitudes towards people with mental and emotional problems and be expected to recognise and apply the principles and values of the recovery perspective, citizenship, empowerment, self-advocacy, social inclusion, service user participation, hope and social justice.

Mental Health Ireland offers financial support through the Tony Leahy Scholarship fund for people with lived experience to access this programme. The level of support will be dependent on the information contained in your application form.

For further information please see this link

Programme Coordinator: Brenda Healy
086 8079204
Programme Coordinator Limerick: Christine Chasaide
+353 (0)87 9461472

Scholarship Form

Tony Leahy Scholarship Fund

Mental Health Ireland provide scholarships to support students of this course 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.


Our mental health is a fundamental part of who we are. It determines and influences many aspects of our lives; how we view ourselves, our relationships and how we cope with the demands of life.

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