SOLUS is a project within Parenting NI that is looking at the financial, physical and mental health impact of being a separated or lone parent.Â As part of this initiative, they want to hear the views of parents - who are in this situation - through an online survey.Â Have your say at: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/KB9K5P8
This survey (by the National Suicide Research Foundation and HUGG) explored - for the first time in Ireland - the experience of those in our community who have known someone who has died by suicide, including family members, friends, work colleagues and professionals.Â The findings provide invaluable insight into people bereaved and affected by suicide, the impact on their lives, the support received following their loss, and the specific challenges unique to suicide bereavement.Â Download the report at: https://www.hugg.ie/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Suicide-Bereavement-Survey-report_digital.pdf
The short film, 'You looking at me', was made to highlight the impact racism and discrimination is having on the Traveller community and their mental health.Â It was written and performed by members of the Irish Traveller community, and can be found online at: https://youtu.be/x3X-JGo9hVAÂ 'You looking at me' is part of the 'John Boy Trilogy' which is available at: https://exchangehouse.ie/news.php?id=287
Have you ever come across the â€˜What Does He Needâ€™ project, which explores how men and boys are shaped by and influence the world they live in?Â If not, you might like to check it out at: https://www.whatdoesheneed.com
Donâ€™t forget that Saturday 19th November 2022 is International Menâ€™s Day.Â Â Many groups and workplaces across the island of Ireland are hosting events to mark this important occasion, so keep an eye out for them locally.
For many people, the month of November is now synonymous with â€˜Movemberâ€™ - when people across the world join forces to help to change the face of menâ€™s health.Â Find out more at: https://ie.movember.com
Taking place on Friday 18th November 2022, this online event will mark the launch of the final report from the 'Menâ€™s Attitudes Now' (MAN) survey conducted by the Menâ€™s Development Network.Â The survey ran from May to October 2022, and sought to understand menâ€™s concepts of masculinity and gender.Â It gathered insights into how men feel about themselves and their role in society.Â Book a place at: https://ims.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_aNP0IciWR6-T4EuU5tyaow