The Social and Health Education Project
The Social and Health Education Project seeks to help people to achieve optimal wellbeing, both as individuals and in communities, through the provision of personal, social and organisational development trainings and supports.
The Social and Health Education Project is a registered charity and a not-for-profit company which is limited by guarantee.
The overall aim of the Project is:
To ensure that all people in our work area are able to develop personal effectiveness, understood as the capacity to discern and adopt health-enhancing and socially just behaviours which optimise human wellbeing at both the individual and collective levels, whilst promoting the integrity of the natural environment.
What is the Project's understanding of its work?
The key problem addressed by The Social and Health Education Project is our tendency as human beings to act (or react) on the basis of thoughts and feelings that have not been subjected to critical examination. This tendency frequently leads us to adopt patterns of behaviour which undermine our own wellbeing, the wellbeing of those around us and the wellbeing of the Earth. The Social and Health Education Project believes that, by learning to understand the origins and effects of our thoughts and feelings, we become better able to discern what is truly of value as a guide for our actions. The Project considers that the complex challenges which confront our generation require of us that we develop an enhanced capacity to responsibly manage our lives at both the individual and collective levels. It believes that the emergence of people with enhanced capacity in processes of household, community, national and trans-national governance will create the possibility of our limiting the impact of oppressive socio-economic forces which currently appear to be beyond our control. Although keenly aware of the destructive potential of unreflective humanity, The Social and Health Education Project recognises the potential of every person to make a contribution towards the achievement of a world marked by physical and mental health, social justice and environmental integrity. It is on account of this potential that the Project considers that we can all move forward with hope.
What strategies does the Project adopt?
Through The Project's Core Training Programme we offer a Foundation Programme which comprises the following courses:
- Foundation Part 1 Course in Personal Development (one year long)
- Foundation Part 2 Course in Social Awareness
Through The Project's Group Facilitation Training Programme we offer courses through which selected trainees are prepared to act as personal development tutors or facilitators of community and organisational development. This comprises the following courses:
- Generic Facilitation Skills Course
- Tutor Training Courses (Integrated or Modular)
- Organisational Development Training Course
The Project through the Community Training Programme makes available a range of short courses on social and personal health education to community and voluntary groups throughout the Project's work area.
- Introduction to Personal Development
- Assertive Communication for Better Relationships
- Managing Stress in Our Daily Lives
- Family Communication
- Women's Wellbeing
- Men's Wellbeing
- Health, Wellbeing and Empowerment for Older People
- Bullying Awareness
- Coping with Grief, Loss and Change In Life
- Inter-Cultural Awareness
The Project's Support work has three key elements: the Coisc+
The work area of The Social and Health Education Project includes all urban and rural parts of Counties Cork and Kerry. The Project also has an international learning partnership with a development project Sahakarmi Samaj in Nepal wich is currently supported by Irish Aid. The geogrpahic region in Ireland corresponds with the region that was formerly served by the Southern Health Board and encompasses three separate City/County Development Board areas G
Health Services Executive (South)
Community Development Projects
Family Resource Centres
Cork City VEC
Kerry Education Services
Local Development Groups
Various voluntarty and community organsiastions and groups
|Specialised Tutor Training Courses||on-going||Cork|
|Specialised Community Advocate Training Course||on-request||Cork||Not availabe|
|Introduction to Personal Development||on-request||Cork||Based on standard tutor rates|
|Assertive Communication for Better Relationships||on-request||Cork||Based on standard tutor rates|
|Managing Stress in our Daily Lives||on-request||Cork||Based on standard tutor rates|
|Family Communication: Supporting Family Relationships||on-request||Cork||Based on standard tutor rates|
|Parents, Infants and Toddlers: Developing Relationships||on-going||Cork||Based on standard tutor rates|
|Children and Bullying: A Course for Parents||on-request||Cork||Based on standard tutor rates|
|Child Abuse and Neglect||on-request||Cork||Based on standard tutor rates|
|Men's Well-Being||on-request||Cork||Based on standard tutor rates|
|Health, Well-being and Empowerment for Older People||on-request||Cork||Based on standard tutor fees|
|Coping with Grief, Loss and Change in Life||on-request||Cork||Based on standard trainer rates|
|Inter-cultural Awareness||on-request||Cork||Based on standard tutor rates|
|Integrated Specialised Tutor Training Course||on-request||Cork||1750 for 2009/2010 course|
|Reflective Practice for Social Justice||26 Feb 2013 - 7:30pm - 17 Dec 2013 - 7:30pm||Cork||€95 per person and this includes all course materials, assessments and certification. Interest-free payment plans will be available to those who wish to pay in instalments.|
|Leadership in the Community: An Introduction (FETAC Level 6)||6 Mar 2013 - 7:30pm - 21 Sep 2013 - 9:00am||Cork||This course is subsided and the cost will be €400 per person (including €50 assessment fee). This includes all course materials, assessments and certification. A concessionary rate of €200 per person (including €50 assessment fee) will be available – though the number of concessions will be limited. Interest-free payment plans will be available to those who wish to pay in instalments.|