The Social and Health
Education Project

Promoting Capacity for Change Since 1974

Hello Everyone. We are doing our best to help halt the virus and to keep the project work going as best we can. This is a time for great community effort and solidarity. For the next few weeks we will use an on-line approach with our core training groups. We have postponed short courses and our on-going development programme for the moment. Our office is now closed but staff will be working from home. You can still get in contact with us on 021-4666180. We will keep things under close review. Thank you for your support and patience.

We have set up the following initiatives to help supports people through this very difficult time 

Jim Sheehan & team

Our New COVID 19 SHEP Special Initiatives 

SHEP Coiscéim Low-Cost Counselling

Free and confidential ‘Support-Line’ service.

Coiscéim, in addition to its usual counselling service is offering a coordinated ‘Support-line’ for anyone who is experiencing anxiety, have underlying health issues and in self-isolation and for families whose loved ones are hospitalised or who have had a family member die from COVID 19

Phone Coiscéim: 087-7998602 or SHEP  087-1719724

SHEP Coiscéim CAIRDE Counselling

SHEP/Coiscéim Cairde counselling is providing a helpline to people living in Direct Provision Centres.

Phone: 087-3370542

SHEP Advocacy Project

COVID 19 – Special Response

During the Covid-19 emergency SHEP Advocacy Project is available to people with disabilities and people experiencing mental health difficulties, offering telephone and email advocacy support on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. If you wish to speak to an independent advocate about a concern, please call 0871873904 or email

Independent advocacy is about supporting adults when they are struggling to be heard, when they are at risk of or experiencing abuse and when their rights are not being respected.

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