Mental Health and Self-Care (Level 8, 5 ECTS credits)

  • Course Code


  • Field of Study

    Social Care

  • Type of Course:

    Single Module Course

  • Type of Qualification:

    Single Module Course

  • Type of Study:

    Part time,Online

  • Application Closing Date:

    Monday 16th January 2023

Course Duration:

One Semester Tuesdays 6pm - 9pm)

Course Summary

This module is an excellent opportunity for any person working in the social care sector who may be at risk of burnout or exposed to behaviours that challenge or for those who intend to work in social care in a professional capacity.

Admission Requirements:

  • Applicants should possess a minimum of a QQ1 Level 6 Award in Social Care or related area.
  • Candidates must have a strong proficiency in English, both written and oral.
  • Candidates must be Irish citizens or have gained approved residence/work status in Ireland.
  • It is desirable that candidates would have work experience in the social care sector.




Applied Social Studies

This course is delivered online, Tuesdays 6pm - 9pm (13th September to 6th December). Lectures will be recorded for subsequent viewing also.



Module Info >>



The module is aimed at empowering participants to practice self-care and to develop both positive mental health and emotional resilience. It will be particularly useful for those who are working in social care or intend to work in social care.

Students will learn principles of Acceptance Commitment Therapy and Stoicism, and their practical uses in self-care in a busy or in chaotic life situations.

There will be a strong focus also on managing healthy personal boundaries, protecting personal space and nurturing positive relationships. The building blocks of developing a health sense of selfhood will also be covered in the modules.

Some practical Cognitive Behaviour Therapy techniques that may benefit participants in stressful life situations will also be explored.



MTU: Single Module Certification (5 ECTS credits at Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications)

Completion of the module counts for 5 credits towards the BA (Hons) in Social Care [total = 60 credits].


It would also be useful as a Continuous Professional Development accredited Special Purpose Award, adding relevant education for those working in social care, in order to help the social care professional in his/her everyday working life and in interactions with service users.

Course Start Date: Tuesday 24th January 2023



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