Foundation Programme in Sexual Health Promotion

Chamber House Tallaght


04th and 05th September 2019 — 02nd and 03rd October 2019

06th and 07th November 2019 — 27th and 28th November 2019   — 11th and 12th December 2019


Course Aim; To enhance participants’ capacity to incorporate sexual health promotion into their work through the development of their comfort levels, confidence, knowledge and skills in relation to


Sexual health


This program will look at sexual health promotion holistically throughout the human life-stages.

  • Sexual Health Promotion in the Irish Context
  • Sexual Health A Life Course Approach
  • Physical Sexual Health (e.g., Contraception, STIs. Sexual function/dysfunction))
  • Self Esteem & Sexual Health
  • Sexuality and Diversity
  • Law, Power and Sexual Health
  • Working Safely around Sexual Health
  • Facilitating Workshops in Sexual Health


Target Group Target participants are those working in the health, education, youth and community sectors, whose work currently or potentially involves aspects of sexual health promotion. Some previous experience of facilitation and /or one to one skills is desirable as this is not general skills training.


Methodology   The course is participatory and experiential in approach. It requires participants to have an openness to personal development as they explore knowledge, attitudes and values in relation to sexual health, through individual, paired and group work.


Benefit to the Participants and their Organisations

-Participants have the opportunity to improve their knowledge, skills and confidence in relation to sexual health work.

-Some of the materials and methodologies may be adapted for use with client groups.

-Support will be available to assist participants in the implementation of Sexual Health Promotion within their own organisation on completion of training.

-A sexual health resource library is available to participants to support their work

-The course is accredited for the purpose of CPD by the IASW, the NMBI and the IACP



Participants are required to attend all ten days, to submit a learning journal throughout the program and to co-facilitate a sample experiential exercise.


Application Process Step 1: Application Form                     Step 2: Telephone interview


Closing date for applications is Friday 24th May 2019 – Application forms are available from

For further information regarding the course contact Tracey Tobin, 0879028590


For information on FPSHP courses nationwide including Glasnevin in Dublin North please see the following link;


Please email the completed application to  or return form to: Ray Madden, HSE, Sexual Health & Crisis Pregnancy Programme, 4th Floor, 89 – 94 Capel Street, Dublin 1.