AHPI welcomed the publication earlier in the week of the new National Mental Health Policy – ‘Sharing the Vision – A Mental Health Policy for all’. This provides a valuable roadmap for the provision of mental health services in Ireland over the next 10 years.

The new policy focuses on mental health promotion, recovery, the prevention of mental ill health and early intervention. We specifically welcome the recognition of the various components, personal and societal that influence mental health through the ‘Determinants of Health’ model. The policy also recognises the need for a whole of population, whole of government approach to the success and delivery of mental health services.

The policy highlights many of our Health Promotion Competencies we as practitioner align our work to, with specific focus on the Implementation of policy level action across the lifetime.  

We wish all our colleagues every success in applying and delivering on this new policy over the next 10 years.


Link to Policy -

There are a number of current vacancies in Jigsaw’s Mental Health Promotion Department, application details can be found here 
These include three Youth Mental Health Promotion roles as follows:

·         Youth Mental Health Promotion Coordinator | Education Settings (Full-time, fixed term, 3 years)

·         Youth Mental Health Promotion Coordinator | Community Settings (Full-time, fixed purpose, 8 months)

·         eLearning Design Officer (Full-time, permanent)

There is also a vacancy for a Youth Participation Manager (full-time, permanent).

Implementing Sexuality Education in Irish Schools:Towards research-informed policy and practice

This new policy brief on RSE Implementation, is based on the PhD work of Christina Murphy under the supervision of Professor Saoirse Nic Gabhainn, Discipline of Health Promotion,NUI Galway.

Click here to read the policy brief in full.

policy brief


TITLE: Support Services Coordinator / Prevention & Education

PRINCIPAL ROLE: You will be responsible for providing personal support to AIDS West clients and service users and delivering prevention & education initiatives.
Supporting people living with STIs with a focus on those living with HIV 
Pro-actively supporting AIDS West clients and service users
Assisting with Rapid HIV & STI Testing
Development & delivery of education & prevention programmes and initiatives
Maintaining relationships, liaison, and co-operation with staff at the STI Clinic 
Maintaining confidential client records
Complete any training that would be necessary to maintain professional competency within the team. Also to facilitate and encourage relevant research projects.
Developing strategies for peer support where appropriate.  This could involve supervised meetings between clients, organising peer telephone support, as well as inviting clients to meetings in AIDS West
Networking with other organisations to develop a referral system and to co-ordinate prevention initiatives specifically for the target groups
Compiling statistics and preparing progress reports as required
Contributing to the promotions and activities of AIDS West
Fulfilling any training or tasks as directed by the CEO
There may be some requirements to work evenings and weekends for which the post holder is entitled to time off in lieu.


green workplace

Title: Sustainable Travel Facilitator 

Role: Project & Event Coordinator 

Duration: To June 2020, with a 6 month probationary period. 

The position available is for an independent contractor. The successful candidate will work as part of the Smarter Travel programme which is delivered by Green Workplaces for a national authority. The Smarter Travel programme works with large workplaces and third level campuses promoting sustainable modes of transport, i.e. walking, cycling, public transport and carpooling. The link between active travel and health/wellbeing is a motivating factor for many workplace and campus partners.

Focus of work will be in the following areas

• Workplace & Campus Travel Plans (experience an advantage) 
• Event coordinator (5+ years’ experience required) 
• Project coordination (5+ years’ experience required) 
• Client Relationship Management (5+ years’ experience required) 


• Outgoing person with strong inter-personal skills - ability to communicate with working professionals and third level students 
• Strong attention to detail and ability to multi-task 
• Strong organisational skills and ability to hit the ground running 
• Strong analytical skills – ability to analyse data and present comprehensive results and reports 
• Ability to take direction and work as a team player 
• Proficient in Microsoft Office (Powerpoint, Word, Excel) 
• An interest in active commuting, sustainable transport and development is desirable. 

An undergraduate degree in a related field is desirable. 

This is a full time role and the successful candidate will be located at offices in the Harcourt St. area in Dublin. There is no on-site parking available at the office location nor will parking be provided. Travel within Ireland will be required approximately 20% of the time. The candidate must have a full clean driver’s license and access to a vehicle. Applications accepted by close of business on February 18th . Interested candidates should email a copy of their CV to

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