Relationships in Practice is a collaboration between Ag Eisteacht Foundation and Social and Health Education Project (SHEP).The Relationships in Practice Programme is informed by a vision of Ireland where all practitioners are empowered with the self-awareness, skills and resources to respond in a sensitive and focused way when someone turns to them for help, particularly during times of change or relational distress.
Established (as Ag Eisteacht) in 2001 by Dr Maeve Hurley, a former GP, the Relationships in Practice Programme has become Ireland’s leading provider of relationship-centred communication training, upskilling over 4,000 frontline practitioners to date. Ag Eisteacht is the Irish word for listening – a key competency in building relationships in practice.
From January 2022 Relationships in Practice will be a collaboration between Ag Eisteacht Foundation and Social and Health Education Project (SHEP). There are four strands in the programme: evidence informed training, advocacy, collaboration and evaluation.
The evidence-informed training courses develop practitioners’ self-awareness, interpersonal skills, insight and knowledge so that they can support and empower individuals and families