Foundation Programme in Sexual Health Promotion– Mullingar Co Westmeath


Applications are now being accepted for the Midlands National Foundation Programme in Sexual Health Promotion (FPSHP). The FPSHP will take place in Mullingar town in Autumn 2020 / Spring 2021 and will be facilitated by HSE Health Promotion and Improvement staff.

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 2016 and 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:

Dates (10 days in 2-day modules) Autumn 2020/Spring 2021 - All Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s

  • October 6th & 7th
  • November 10th & 11th
  • December 8th & 9th 2020
  • January 12th & 13th 2021 
  •  February 9th & 10th 2021

Please note that a fully completed application form is essential in order to progress to the second stage which is a telephone interview. Shortlisting of candidates may apply on the basis of information supplied on application form. Telephone interviews will be held with shortlisted applicants who have submitted a completed application form in mid June 2020 and places are allocated based on the outcomes of these interviews.

Please find attached The Mullingar FPSHP course flyer and application form. Application forms to be forwarded to Margaret Whittaker, email Hard copies of applications if required are available from Health Promotion & Improvement Tullamore Tel: Kathleen Pardy on 057 93 57800 or email

The Foundation Programme in Sexual Health Promotion (FPSHP) – Mullingar

The FPSHP is a 10-day comprehensive capacity building training programme for service providers who want to develop their confidence, skills and knowledge in the area of sexual health promotion, and incorporate sexual health promotion into their work. The programme is free to participants fee’s are covered by Health Promotion and Improvement HSE Midlands.

Closing Date: Monday 25th May 2020

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Flyer 191.01 KB
Application Form 94.41 KB
Application Form - additional page 381.05 KB

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
4th Mar, 2020
Mullingar, Co Westmeath
Expiry Date
4th May, 2020