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The Men’s Development Network has influenced policy on men’s issues at local, regional, national and international levels and has a good record in multi-agency work and engagement.

The Men’s Development Network is a non-profit organisation headquartered in Waterford City 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.

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New joint initiative

Men’s Development Network has partnered with Get Ireland Walking to introduce a new programme designed to bring men together in the great outdoors, while encouraging a ‘step change’ towards their wellbeing.

It’s intended that ‘Walking the Talk’, supported by Sport Ireland and the Department of Health’s Healthy Ireland initiative, will initially run for six weeks in the autumn, COVID-19 permitting. The programme will offer weekly guided walks during which men can explore questions relevant to living more enjoyable, connected lives.

We are currently seeking volunteers to facilitate the walking sessions in Wexford, Waterford and Kilkenny. Training will be provided.