PHOTOS The Social and Health Education Project Celebrates 10 year anniversary

SHEP celebrate 10 year anniversary

The Social and Health Education Project – SHEP celebrates 10 year anniversary of continuous training in Limerick at the Absolute Hotel. Pictured are Cora Daly, Limerick Clare Education Training Board Youth officer, graduate Dean Leahy, O Malley Park, Anita O’Shea, SHEP Chairperson, graduate Yvonne McCarthy, Cappagh and Gearoid Prendergast, Coordinator Midwest Regional Drugs and Alcohol Forum. Picture: Conor Owens/ilovelimerick.

PHOTOS The Social and Health Education Project Celebrates 10 year anniversary

The Social and Health Education Project (SHEP) celebrates ten years of continuous training activity in Limerick. SHEP is a unique, not-for-profit, community-based training and development organisation based in Cork and Kerry as well as Limerick.

To mark this milestone, the SHEP Mid-west Advisory Group will hold their 10th Anniversary Celebration and Presentation of Certificates evening for the 2018/2019 training course groups. All 35 local participants will receive their certificates for the completion of the following courses: The SHEP Certificate in Personal Development (2018/2019), The SHEP Certificate in Continuing Personal Development (2018), and the SHEP Certificate in Integrated Specialised Tutor Training (2017/2018). Anita O’ Shea, Chair of the SHEP Mid-West Advisory Group says, “The SHEP Mid-West Training Programme has gone from strength to strength. A great number of people, their families and communities have benefitted from the transformational experience of SHEP courses.”

The SHEP Certificate in Personal Development offers you a chance to get to know yourself better in a supportive, friendly and non-judgemental environment. The SHEP Certificate in Continuing Personal Development is intended for those who wish to continue with personal development in a group setting. Successful completion of the SHEP Certificate in Integrated Specialised Tutor Training enables participants to register as Community Tutors with The Social and Health Education Project. The SHEP Training Programme is an experiential training programme focusing on individual and community health and well-being. Jim Sheehan, the SHEP Project Director explained: “The training programmes we offer are open to all, the courses are heavily subsidised to make them affordable and they offer wonderful opportunities to participants for deep and lasting learning.”

SHEP celebrates 10 year anniversary

Pictured at the Absolute Hotel are some of the 2019 SHEP Midwest graduates of the Social and Health Education Project which celebrated ten continuous years of training in Limerick. Picture: Conor Owens/ilovelimerick.

Now in its tenth year, the SHEP Mid-West Programme is supported by a number of local partners including the Mid-West Regional Drug and Alcohol Forum (MWRDAF), Limerick and Clare ETB, the HSE, Paul Partnership as well as SHEP. Many other local organisations also collaborate with SHEP and have offered the short SHEP Community Education courses in their different settings.

One of the participants commented: “This (SHEP Certificate in Personal Development) was an extremely beneficial course. It opened my eyes and taught me how to see things from a different perspective.” Of particular importance in the SHEP programme is the emphasis on empowerment and facilitation.

SHEP works in the area of Advocacy, Counselling, Organisational Support, Earth Awareness and International Learning Partnership.

The 10-year anniversary celebration and presentation of certificates ceremony will take place on Friday, June 7 at the Absolute Hotel, Sir Harry’s Mall, Limerick at 5 pm. Refreshments will be served after the formal ceremony, then there will be music and conversation. For more information contact 021 466 6180 or email [email protected] with your response.

Anita O’Shea is the local contact person for the programme and can be contacted on 085-8626844. Applications can now be made for courses starting in September.

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SHEP celebrates 10 year anniversary

Pictures: Orla McLaughlin/ilovelimerick

Pictures: Conor Owens/ilovelimerick

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