Spirasi Training

Spirasi offers a number of training opportunities to external organisations. Some of these are listed below. If you or your organisation are interested in learning more about the training we offer, please contact Aisling Hearns on 01 8389664 or ahearns@spirasi.ie.

We offer one/two day workshops in some of the following areas:

  • Working with Survivors of Torture
  • The Psychological Impact of Torture
  • Cultural Competency
  • Working with Interpreters
  • Interpreter Training
  • Vicarious Trauma and Self Care
  • The Asylum Process

Online Training


This training was developed in line with the ACCESS Project supported by the HSE.

Learning Outcomes

The ACCESS Survivors of Torture Programme is an online course/information guide for healthcare professionals who may, in the course of their work, come into contact with a survivor of torture.

The course covers four basic areas:
1. Epidemiology of torture;
2. Psychological impact of torture, i.e. related trauma;
3. Cultural competency and the asylum process in Ireland;
4. How to work with interpreters.

The course offers links to videos and additional reading for those who would like a more comprehensive view. Information on appropriate services and the referral process will also be provided at the end of the course.



Female Genital Mutilation

(Free Training by UEFGM in association with AkiDwA)

United to End FGM free online learning tool provides information on FGM. It has the options of a health, asylum or combined stream modules. This is a free eLearning module and you will receive a certificate of completion.