UCC CPD courses

Mental Health, Young People and Practice


Fact File

  • Title

    Mental Health, Young People and Practice

  • Code


  • College

    Centre for Continuing Professional Development

  • Duration

    One day (10 a.m. – 3.30 p.m.) on Friday 8th June 2018.

  • Teaching Mode


  • Qualifications

    Cert of Attendance

  • Fees

    €50 See Fees and Costs for full details.

  • Entry Requirements

    See Requirements for full details.

  • Closing Date

    Wednesday, 6th June 2018

  • Start Date

    Friday, 8th June 2018


This one-day seminar will explore the theory, practice and policy in the area of youth mental health.


It will cover three main areas:

  1. The landscape of young people and mental health
  2. How to respond to a young person with mental health issues
  3. Legal and ethical considerations for youth workers and other workers surrounding addressing and managing mental health issues amongst young people

At the end of the seminar, participants should have knowledge and awareness of the following:

  1. The nature of mental health
  2. The context to mental health issues amongst young people in Ireland
  3. Responses to youth mental health issues, suicide, self-harm and grief in the community
  4. Key ethical, moral and legal aspects of addressing young people's mental health issues.


The seminar will be deliverd by three different subject experts:

Martin Ryan, Regional Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention, HSE South, Cork; Martin holds a degree in Youth and Community Work from University College Cork.  Prior to joining the HSE Martin worked as a youth officer for Ógra Chorcaí.  Martin is a director of Meitheal Mara, the Cork community boatyard.

Fenella Ryan, Reach Out: Fenella holds an MA in Economics from University College Cork. She previously worked as a research health economist with the Health Research Group at the University of Surrey.  She works on implementing the Reach Out research and evaluation plan and providing research support to the team.

Joanna Ralston, Barrister at Law: Joanna works as a Barrister in Cork and specialises in Family and Child Law and Property Law. She holds a Master’s degree in Child and Family Law from University College Cork.  She has a particular interest in research in Children's Rights and Mental Health Law.  She is currently undertaking a PhD in UCC on how the law can be changed in the area of mental health so that the voice of the child can be heard.


IASW accreditation pending.


Details on the location of the course will be provided on registration and payment for the course, but it will be held on UCC Campus.

On-street parking is available close to the university, and there are several options for pay-parking nearby:



The seminar is aimed at professional youth and community workers, and may also be of interest to teachers.

There are no prerequisites.


Fees and Costs

This June, the seminar is running on a pilot basis, and so is being offered at a reduced cost of €50.  

This will include lunch and refreshments.

How Do I Apply

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If your organisation would like to make a reservation or payment directly via invoice/PO, please contact cpd@ucc.ie 


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