Applications are now being accepted for the national Foundation Programme in Sexual Health Promotion (FPSHP).
The FPSHP will take place in Limerick City in Autumn 2017 – Spring 2018 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:
- 10th & 11th Oct
- 7th & 8th Nov
- 5th & 6th Dec
- 9th & 10th Jan 2018
- 6th & 7th Feb 2018
The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Friday 5th May 2017.
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.
The FPSHP course flyer is attached along with an application form. Application forms to be forwarded to Máiréad Kelly, firstname.lastname@example.org or please contact Máiréad at 061 461 243 if you have any queries about the Mid West FPSHP.