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Foundation Programme in Sexual Health Promotion (FPSHP) – Limerick

Free Sexual Health Promotion Course in Limerick

Applications now being accepted for the national Foundation Programme in Sexual Health Promotion (FPSHP). The FPSHP will take place in Limerick City in Autumn 2018 – Spring 2019 and will be jointly facilitated by the HSE and GOSHH.

The aim of the course is to enhance participants’ capacity to incorporate sexual health promotion into their work through the development of their confidence, knowledge and skills in relation to sexual health.

This course is unique in an Irish context in terms of its content, length and approach to sexual health promotion. It is also unique in its blend of participant professions, including front line clinicians, teachers, counsellors, social workers, psychologists, community and youth workers and representatives from the physical and disability sectors, to name but a few.

The course has been awarded CPD points from the following professional bodies:

  • Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland Category 1 (35 CEUs) Approved for Registered Nurses and Midwives
  • Irish Association Social Workers Accredited (IASW)
  • Irish Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapy (IACP)

The course has been evaluated in 2013 by Trinity College’s School of Nursing and Midwifery and the findings were very positive, particularly in terms of the overall capacity building element of the programme.

The course is FREE and is run 2 days a month over five months and the dates are as follows:

  • 9th & 10th  Oct 2018
  • 6th & 7th  Nov 2018
  • 4th & 5th  Dec 2018
  • 8th & 9th  Jan 2019
  • 5th & 6th  Feb 2019

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Friday 4th May 2018.

Please note that a fully completed application form is essential in order to progress to the second stage which is a telephone interview. Telephone interviews are held with all applicants who have submitted a completed application form in late May and places are allocated based on the outcomes of these interviews.

Further details on this course and application forms may be obtained from Máiréad Kelly, maireada.kelly@hse.ie or 061 483 257.