First Certificate Course for Peer Support in Mental Health at DCU

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First Certificate Course for Peer Support in Mental Health starts September 2018 at DCU

Published 03 September 2018

Dublin City University will offer a one year undergraduate certificate in Peer Support Working in Mental Health from September 2018 onwards.

This certification course will also include eligibility from Family Peer Support Workers who have experience of living with loved ones with mental health difficulties. Training in Peer Support Working will be provided by the DCU School of Nursing and Human Sciences. A better learning environment will be available to students with the inclusion of two types of peer support workers where they can develop newer ways of understanding mental health difficulties based on experiences. Moreover, the trainee peer support workers on this programme will be able to work 19 hours a week as volunteers or paid workers with affiliated organisations to gain valuable work qualifications.  

DCU’s part time undergraduate programme in Peer Support Working in Mental Health is the only accredited course of its kind in Ireland for employment in HSE. Innovative teaching methodology employed for this course effectively puts student’s learning requirements and abilities at the core.

DCU is Ireland’s top university under 50 and is committed towards excellence in teaching with a strong emphasis on work placement. Learn more about Dublin City University and how to apply with SI-Ireland by booking a free consultation today.

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