Sexual Health Education Project

Sexual Health is an important part of overall health and wellbeing. Being sexually healthy includes the emotional and psychological aspects as well as being physically sexually healthy.

The Sexual Health Education Programme develops an awareness of the importance of information and education in young peoples lives.

Donegal Women’s Centre’s  Sexual Health Education  programme provides

  • Clear and accurate education on safer sex,  preventing pregnancy and S.T.I.’s
  • Knowledge and skills about making healthy choices
  • Develops awareness of the influences of peer pressure, alcohol and drugs on sexual risk behaviours
  • Develops the awareness of healthy relationships, the need for communication and realistic expectations
  • Understanding of sexuality
  • Information about other related services, such as ilash Young Womens Sexual  Health Clinic, Sexual Assault and Treatment Unit (S.A.T.U.) S.T.I. clinics and how to make appointments and access the clinics, and what helps are available for crisis pregnancy.
  • Provides projects that expand  on young peoples knowledge and awareness of the demands and needs of being a teen parent.
  • Building confidence and esteem in young people .

The programme is evaluated by Trinity College Dublin and is recommended for curriculum use by the C.E.O. of the Vocational Education Committee. It is delivered to young people in senior cycle in second level education settings, and in Youthreach Adult Education centres In Donegal. The programme runs from 6 to 10 weeks as part of schools curriculum, and is delivered by professional advisors in sexual health.  This programme is free to schools and education centres and is funded by H.S.E. Crisis Pregnancy Programme.

Contact Details

Eilish Mc Art, Co ordinator Sexual Health Education Programme

eilishwomenscentre@gmail.com or ring 0876221520