HSE Sexual Health Promotion Training Strategy 2019–2029 (February 2019) Sexual Health and Crisis Pregnancy Programme

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HSE Sexual Health Promotion Training Strategy 2019–2029 (February 2019) Sexual Health and Crisis Pregnancy Programme.

The SHCPP's Sexual Health Promotion Training Strategy addresses the training of professionals to enable them to respond to the sexual health education and information needs of their service users.This comprehensive strategy will direct the activities and funding of the SHCPP over the next ten years.


The strategy will enable the integration of sexual health promotion into core support services within health, social care, education, community and youth work so that service users may be supported to make good sexual health choices. The strategy will also ensure that sexual health promotion interventions are provided within a broader understanding of the specific circumstances and needs of the individual and of the population group.

The SHCPP has developed this comprehensive training strategy to support the professionals and organisations who work with the general population and, in particular, with at-risk and vulnerable groups. It provides strategic direction for the SHCPP on how best to support individuals and organisations working in the areas of health, social care, education, community and youth work to build on their sexual health promotion capacity. To date, sexual health promotion training for professionals has been provided by HSE Health Promotion and Improvement teams nationally and by a number of NGOs. With a few exceptions, SHCPP-funded training has largely been in response to local or regional initiatives. While there have been many examples of good practice, there was a need for a more strategic and standardised approach to meet the requirements of the National Sexual Health Strategy 2015– 2020 and beyond, and to provide a level of equity in training provision nationally.

https://www.sexualwellbeing.ie/for-professionals/research/research-reports/training-strategy-final.pdf