Mental health first aid is the help offered to a person who is developing a mental health problem or who is experiencing a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis resolves. It follows the model that has been successful with conventional first aid.
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.
The aim of the programme is to: Develop participants’ knowledge and understanding of self-harm; Develop participants’ knowledge of the reasons underlying self-harm behaviour; Consider the needs of people who self-harm