The Men’s Development Network is a non-profit organisation headquartered in Waterford, Ireland, with the key focus on being leaders in promoting change and equality within society.
Under the mission statement “Better Lives for Men; Better Lives for All,” the Men’s Development Network works with men on various levels including one-to-one, developmental, parenting, behaviour change group work, training, phoneline support and awareness raising.
This work is carried out through our funded projects including Men’s Development Programme, Men’s Health Programme, MEND Domestic Violence Intervention Programme, MAL Men’s Advice Line and Men’s Counselling Service.
MDN’s Lorcan Brennan and ‘team-mates’ at the recent “The WHAT Behind Men’s Health” webinar, part of the ‘Engaging Men’ series featuring local men’s health and wellbeing projects and initiatives. As for the “WHOs” involved, the series presenters are Janis Morrissey of the Irish Heart Foundation, Peter Jones from Waterford Sports Partnership, and Helen Forristal of The Marie Keating Foundation. The webinars are hosted by HSE Ireland Health and Wellbeing (Fergal Fox, Finian Murray), in partnership with the Men’s Health Forum in Ireland (Colin Fowler), ourselves in the Men’s Development Network (Lorcan Brennan), and the National Centre for Men’s Health in Institute of Technology Carlow (Noel Richardson).
The latest HSE Health & Wellbeing webinar took place on Friday, 19th November, International Men’s Day, with CEO Seán Cooke on the panel. Among other topics, it shone a spotlight on our new Engage Training partnership farmer health initiative, On Feirm Ground. See below.
Lorcan Brennan and members of the wider MDN Health Team have been putting in the hard yards with our Engage Training partners (namely Carlow IT, HSE, Men’s Health Forum Ireland, and Waterford IT) to prepare and deliver the modules that make up Unit 8.
Designed along firm evidence-based lines, On Feirm Ground supports frontline agri advisers in engaging with farmers on health and wellbeing issues and signposting clients to appropriate services.
OFG registrations and academic research feedback are being channelled through the new website. MDN served as development lead in creating this feature-rich and dynamic resource.
Our MEND Programme for men perpetrating relationship violence is taking referrals.
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