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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.

September Reboot

Last year, almost 1,000 men died from a heart attack in Ireland and 1 in 4 men will lose their lives to heart disease or stroke. But 80% of premature heart disease and stroke is preventable. The MDN Health Team join with the Irish Heart Foundation in asking you to make a choice this Heart Month, and beyond. Get Active. Eat Healthy.

(The Reboot Your Life campaign is supported by Rugby Players Ireland)

Autumn joint initiative with Get Ireland Walking

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.

Detailed plans for these walking sessions in counties Wexford, Waterford and Kilkenny will be announced soon.

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