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Supporting Men +Gender Equality

Advocates for social change in Ireland

The Men’s Development Network has influenced policy on men’s issues at local, regional, national and international levels and has a proud 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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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).


Click above to check out the new website (which MDN has acted as project lead on for our Engage Training partners) as the new Unit 8 programme On Feirm Ground rolls out nationwide.

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Our MEND Programme for men perpetrating relationship violence is taking referrals.
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Eight FREE email sessions with our counselling team: click above for more

Leading #RatifyC190

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Parent Support Programme

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