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Aim: To equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to work effectively in a mental healthcare setting promoting understanding and good practice in providing services to individuals with mental health difficulties.

Participant Profile: Course is suitable for those who require a formal qualification and skills to work in a healthcare setting.

Duration: 5 days delivery in a classroom setting. Learners will be provided to complete work outside of class time.

Status: Elective Minor component

Credit Value: 15 credits of 120 credits required to achieve a major award in Healthcare Support 5M4339.


Some of the learning outcomes include:

  1. Outline the main voluntary and statutory mental health services providers in the Irish Mental Health System
  2. Discuss the most common mental health problems, their symptoms and treatments
  3. Discuss Mental Health Policy and its application in a range of contexts
  4. Explore the biopsychosocial factors that impact on positive mental health and their use in the care of people who experience mental health problems
  5. Analyse the roles of a range of health care professionals in the care and recovery of an individual with mental health issues
  6. Assess a range of approaches to treatment in a mental healthcare setting
  7. Give assistance to an individual diagnosed with a mental health problem, their family and their wider community
  8. Contribute to the planning and implementation of a patient care plan as a member of a mental health care team
  9. Reflect on relationships with patients their relatives and care team members in the context of interpersonal issues that arise in mental healthcare


Entry Requirement: Minimum of Level 4 certificate standard of education. Strong interest or working in providing quality care in a healthcare setting. A strong level of spoken and written English required.
Assessment: Project 40% Learner Record 60%. Learners will receive assignment briefs and guidelines on completing these assessments.
Tutor Profile: All tutors are highly qualified and experienced Healthcare experts.
Support: A range of accommodations and supports are available according to specific learner needs. One to one and email support available from tutors throughout the course.
Resources: Learners receive a comprehensive resource pack that can be used as a reference during and after the course.
Booking Process & Fee: Booking Form available by email to admin@barrowtraining.ie or online at www.barrowtraining.ie . Discounts available if the course is booked and paid in full online.
Transfer/progression: Successful completion enables the learner to transfer to programmes leading to other certificates where this component is a mandatory or an elective requirement at Level 5 & 6.

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  1. Michelle kearns November 15, 2018 at 11:28 pm - Reply

    I left a previous message with you regarding courses this is another one I’d be interested in doing

  2. Anne Delaney January 1, 2019 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    Hi can you please put my name down for this module. Thanks kind regards Anne

  3. Trish Sully March 25, 2019 at 8:52 pm - Reply

    Good evening.

    I am not sure if you can but I have been asked to teach this course which I know am not qualified to do.
    I am an instructor and wondering how do I become an instructor in this. Or would it be worth my while doing.

    Trish Sully 087 3503494

  4. Brian Moore April 30, 2019 at 10:03 pm - Reply

    Hi just wanted to enquire about your understanding mental health course? Is it an online course or classroom based ? And how much does it cost? Thanks

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