GENIO UPLIFT DOCUMENTATION (637kB)
Funding of €80,000 has been awarded by Genio Trust to develop Peer led Support Programme for students with Mental Health Difficulties in UCC. The application was submitted by Diarmuid Ring, Advocate and Peer Supporter of people with mental health difficulties in collaboration with Mary O Grady, Disability Officer. The application was one of 35 out of 383 that were deemed eligible for funding by Genio.
Who are Genio?
GENIO is a non-profit organisation rooted in the belief that by valuing diversity both the individual and society can benefit from the unique contribution of all citizens. Genio aims to accelerate the availability of proven, cost-effective, personalised supports, enabling people with disabilities and mental health difficulties at risk of social exclusion to lead full lives.
Objective of the Project
Design, implement and evaluate a specific peer led training programme for students with mental health difficulties using some expertise and resources developed under U Link. The project will liaise with DCU who have also been funded through Genio. The project will also use the Irish Advocacy model of peer support for people with mental health difficulties. This project fits in with the objectives of the UCC Mental Health Policy Document.
Project Duration and Budget
The year starting 1st October 2010—30th September 2011. €80,000 with €20,000 match Funding – Contribution of time contributed to Project by Mary O Grady and Mairead O Sullivan from DSS. This is initially a ‘once-off’ grant but if the project is rigorously evaluated and the training module is effective, it might be ‘rolled-out’ in to other H.E.I’s. Further funding from Genio may be forthcoming.
Management of Project
Monthly Steering Committee with inclusion of External experts.
For more information please see http://www.genio.ie/
or download UCC Peer Mentor Programme Booklet (564kB)