SHIFT – Sexaal Halles ln de over Fofty-fives is een project dat tot doel heeft de seksuele gezondheid en het welzijn van 45-plussers te verbeteren.

KCHFT werkt samen met partners in heel Europa om het programma uit te voeren, dat de seksuele gezondheidsdiensten voor 45-plussers zal verbeteren door:

Bewustwording en toegang tot seksuele gezondheidsdiensten vergroten

Meer testen op hiv en seksueel overdraagbare infecties

Kwaliteit van leven verbeteren

Ondersteuning van professionals met opleiding

In 2006, The World Health Organisation (WHO) defined sexual health as “a state of physical, emotional, mental and social wellbeing in relation to sexuality – it is not just the absence of disease, dysfunction or infirmity.”

SHIFT is led by the Health & Europe Centre and brings together partners with expertise in public health, sexual health, community health from the United Kingdom, The Netherlands and Belgium.

Our partnership will allow SHIFT to work with local populations in the 2Seas region, helping improve their sexual health and wellbeing, while working to develop research work that can be used elsewhere to help others.

From research through surveys and focus groups, SHIFT has identified four main topics that will be prioritised by the project:

Knowledge: How can SHIFT improve the limited knowledge around sexual health both in the general population aged 45 and over, and in health care professionals who have limited experience in this area?

Awareness: How can SHIFT improve how we share and communicate information around sexual health and wellbeing with people aged 45 and over?

Access: How can SHIFT improve access to information and services to support good sexual health and wellbeing for individuals?

Stigma: How can SHIFT help to reduce stigma around talking about sexual health and wellbeing, and increase the acceptance of sexual health being an important part of a person’s overall health and wellbeing?


SHIFT maakt deel uit van een project van € 4 miljoen van het Interreg VA 2Seas-programma, waarbij partners uit het VK, Nederland, Frankrijk en België betrokken waren, en ontvangt financiering van het Europees Fonds voor Regionale Ontwikkeling.