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Waterford, X91 E866, Ireland

Men's Development Network, Block B Buckley Hall,
27-30 Buckingham Street Lower, Dublin 1, D01 YA44


Broadcast online during 2021 by Lorcan Brennan

Health Matters

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Viewers joined Lorcan between 12 noon-1pm on the second Wednesday of each month for a presentation exploring aspects of Men’s Health & Wellbeing. 

Previous episode

Wed 8 Sept 2021

How to Conduct a Needs Audit

The seventh session of our monthly lunchtime series saw Lorcan host a 45-minute presentation-style workshop on How to Conduct a Needs Audit. 

Our Head of Programmes Colm Kelly Ryan joined him on-screen to highlight how MDN’s 7 Key Questions can be used to reflect on our best-practice approach to engaging and supporting men in improving self-care, health & wellbeing.

Recent broadcasts

Wed 11th Aug 2021; on-demand at any time

Positive Actions for Wellbeing 

This pre-recorded presentation saw Lorcan look at Positive Actions for Wellbeing: Taking Small Steps to set you on the right track for the late summer and beyond.

Wed 14th July 2021 

The Rules of Engagement

This presentation focused on one of the modules from the Engage – National Men’s Health Training Units 1-5 ‘Engaging Men in Health’. Lorcan highlighted 12 key insights to bear in mind when engaging and sustaining men in different health & wellbeing programmes.


Weds 9th June 2021

Engaging Men Virtually

Developmental Work During Lockdown

This 45-minute engagement focused on ‘Key learnings about creating safe, appropriate settings online for engaging men developmentally, highlighting supportive and helpful tips.’  

Lorcan welcomed Jim Sheehan (pictured), Director of The Social and Health Education Project. SHEP works to develop capacities for positive change to enhance health, well-being & social justice.

Jim has a particular interest in community development approaches & creating collaborations to support transformative learning. 

Weds 12th May 2021

10 Things Towards Better Men’s Health

Promoting International Men’s Health Week

This 45-minute engagement will focus on ‘What is Men’s Health Week? How to get involved. Signposting resources,10 things to improve men’s health & the 10 reasons to try’.

Weds 14th April 2021

New Conversations for Men

What is Men’s Development? 

This 45-minute engagement focused on ‘Exploring MDN’s methodology in supporting & engaging men reflectively & developmentally towards better lives & wellbeing”.

It saw MDN veteran Liam Bolger (pictured) join Lorcan to discuss his vast experience in the field of Men’s Development and starting reflective & proactive conversations with men to help them change their lives. 

Weds 10th March 2021

Supporting Men’s Health & Wellbeing

“Maybe I’ll DEFINITELY Start Tomorrow”

Presenting 12 evidence-based ways on how as men we can be more proactive in caring for our own health & wellbeing.