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Irish National Survey of Sexual Health

Members of the public are being asked to consider helping to advise on the development and implementation of the Irish National Survey of Sexual Health (INISH) - a nationwide, representative study on sexual health in Ireland.  By joining one of the Advisory Panels, your insights will contribute to the development of evidence-based policies, programmes and services that are responsive to the diverse needs of local communities.  Input from males is particularly welcome.  Find out more at: https://www.mhfi.org/INISH.pdf

Mental Health Recovery and Engagement Office Survey

The National Mental Health Recovery and Engagement Office is in the process of scoping out and developing processes on how they can value the voluntary input from service users, family members and carers in the design, development and improvement of Mental Health Services.  To help inform this work, you are asked to consider completing their survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/N56J6N8

Male Suicide and Barriers to Accessing Support

The key findings from this study reveal the multifaceted barriers some men experience regarding a lack of motivation, a lack of psychological capability, and/or a lack of physical/social opportunity to access support.  Results suggest that many men have sought support, but had negative experiences, and that many others want help but cannot access it. Barriers include prohibitive costs and waiting times; potential costs to identity, autonomy, relationships and future life opportunities; a lack of perceived psychological capability; a lack of belief in the utility of services; and a mistrust of mental health professionals.  Findings suggest the importance of examining the role of gender in male help-seeking behaviours.  Read the journal article at: https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/s12144-023-05423-1.pdf

Survey on Prostate Partners

A new research project from Europa Uomo will attempt to capture the experiences of those closest to men with prostate cancer, identify the issues affecting them, and set an agenda for action to support them.  The study centres upon an online survey for spouses, partners and caregivers, asking simple questions about how their partner’s prostate cancer has affected them.  The survey is available in 17 languages.  You can find out more and access it at: http://tinyurl.com/35h767a3

Men Making a Difference

To celebrate International Men’s Day 2023, HSE Health and Wellbeing - in partnership with the Men's Health Forum in Ireland, the Men's Development Network and SETU - has organised a webinar on the theme of 'Men Making a Difference'.  At this event (on Thursday 16th November 2023, from Noon until 1.15pm), a wide range of men from across the island of Ireland will share their experience of what prompted them to become advocates for working with and supporting the health and wellbeing of males.  Register for a free place at: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_SmLEaqkWTkykQF0ENUUSlg#/registration

Worth the Risk - Seminar

The Southern Area Men's Health Group invites you to their free annual seminar, which will take place on Friday 17th November 2023, from 9.30am to 2.00pm, in Lough Neagh Discovery Centre, Craigavon, Co. Armagh.  This year's event is titled 'Worth the Risk', and will focus upon men and risk taking.  The special guest speaker is Mount Everest climber and international adventurer, Richard Dougan, and the seminar also includes workshops, interactive activities and will finish with a hot lunch.  Numbers are limited, so please register your attendance as soon as possible with Donna in YouthAction NI by Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Tel: 02837 511624.