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NEW Postgraduate Course in Mental Health Promotion – Galway

By 16th April 2019June 3rd, 2020No Comments

We are delighted to announce a new Postgraduate Certificate in Mental Health Promotion has been jointly developed by NUI Galway and Mental Health Ireland.

Taking place on the NUIG campus, the Postgraduate Certificate in Mental Health Promotion (1PHP1- Mental Health) is designed for professionals working in different sectors (such as mental health, primary care, education, nursing, social work, community work) who wish to develop knowledge, skills and competencies of mental health promotion and its implementation in practice.

The one year part-time course aims to provide participants with professional education and training in the principles and practice of promoting positive mental health and wellbeing. The programme runs from September to the following May.

The academic direction of the programme will be provided by Professor Margaret Barry, NUI Galway. Academics in the Discipline of Health Promotion, together with contributions from practitioners and those with lived experience in the specialist field of study, deliver the lectures and workshops.

The course is a blended learning programme, with a combination of teaching techniques employed to support learning. It is a level 9 programme comprising of 30 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) points in total.

More info on the course here which starts in September 2019.


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 more information contact training@mentalhealthireland.ie.

To apply for the Tony Leahy Scholarship please fill in the MHI-Tony-Leahy-Scholarship-Application-Form-NUIG-2019


Further Information

Ms. Denise Glavin, Discipline of Health Promotion, NUI Galway

00 353 (0)91-493092