Are you worried about mental health?
If you're having mental health problems, you're not alone. One in four of us will have problems with our mental
health at some time in our lives.
Do you need urgent help?
If your mental or emotional state quickly gets worse, or you're worried about someone you know - help is available.
You're not alone; talk to someone you trust. Sharing a problem is often the first step to recovery.
What is our aim?
It is our aim to increase awareness and decrease stigma so that people are as able to be open about their mental
health condition as they are about having a cold.
How can we help you?
Fundamental to our work is addressing the isolation men feel, isolation that can in times of crisis lead to serious life consequences like addiction, depression, and in some extreme instances suicide. Core to our work is an ethos of prevention and intervention, recognising and supporting men and boys emotional, physical, mental, spiritual and social life experiences while striving to develop their holistic health and wellbeing.
Hope from Hopelessness: Empowering men to understand and improve their mental health.
On Monday 5th March 2018, at the Student Zone, Northwest Regional College, Derry-Londonderry, there was an exploration around why men are three times more likely to die by suicide than women.
The resources below where produced for the event.
Key Points and Event Highlights.
Dr. Ian Banks.
Walls in the Mind. Scaling the barriers of mental health
Mens Action Preformance.
Maolíosa Mc Hugh.
Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council. Sinn Fein Councillor for Derg Ward
On Thursday 15th March 2018, a Men’s Health Symposium was held in Dr Steevens' Hospital, Dublin, as part of the ‘Healthy Ireland - Men’ Action Plan. This free event - titled 'Men in the Middle’ - explored the diverse health and wellbeing needs of middle-aged men in Ireland.
There were a number of key elements to the programme ...
Presentation of key data on the health and wellbeing of middle-aged men in Ireland - Central Statistics Office (CSO) and The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA).
A performance piece called ‘Hope’ - written and acted by men (from Men’s Action Network in Derry) who have all contemplated taking their own lives at some point in the past, but who found a positive reason to stop these thoughts and move forward.
Examples of new / current research in Ireland which focuses upon the target age group - presented via a ‘5-in-5’ session i.e. five speakers, with five PowerPoint slides each, to explain their work in five minutes.
Showcasing some practical examples of what is happening to support middle-aged men across Ireland (via short video clips).
Question-and-answer session with a panel of international experts in the field of men’s health.
There was unprecendented interest in this event, and most of the places available were allocated within 72 hours of it being announced. Follow the links below to find out more about what happened on this day ...