Postgraduate Certificate in Mental Health Promotion 2019

PG Cert Mental Health FINAL X (1)

The Postgraduate Certificate in Mental Health Promotion (1PHP1- Mental Health), developed jointly by Mental Health Ireland and NUI Galway, is designed for people who are interested in upskilling in the area of Mental Health Promotion. We welcome applicants from all different sectors (such as mental health, primary care, education, workplaces, nursing, social work, charity/community sectors) who wish to develop knowledge, skills and competencies of mental health promotion and its implementation in practice. The programme aims to provide participants with professional education and training in the principles and practice of promoting positive mental health and wellbeing.

We have developed this programme to be accessible for working professionals. It is offered through blended learning with online materials, supported by face-to-face workshops (approx. 1 week-day/month for 1 year). The programme is coordinated by Professor Margaret Barry and Dr. Tuuli Kuosmanen and is starting this September. See the attached poster for further information about the course.

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 on the scholarship please contact

For more information on the course please click here. You can also contact Tuuli or Denise in the Discipline of Health Promotion at NUIG for more information on the contents and application process – –