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Invitation to Tender: Review of Healthy Ireland Men Action Plan

Ireland was the first country in the world to adopt a National Men’s Health Policy, and other countries are now building upon the pioneering spirit and practical learning from the Irish experience.  This Policy was succeeded by the publication of a National Men’s Health Action Plan called ‘Healthy Ireland - Men, 2017-2021’ which was a significant and important step in continuing the momentum and progress that had been achieved in the area of men’s health policy in Ireland in recent years.

As this Action Plan is now coming to the end of its tenure, an independent consultant is being sought to review the progress which was made during the lifespan of this plan, as well as map out the future direction and content of a new plan.  The deadline for return of tender submissions will be 5.00pm on Friday 17th December 2021.  However, as the deadline for receiving bids is quite short, the selection panel do not expect very lengthy submissions.
 
Full details can be accessed at: https://www.mhfi.org/HIMtender2021.pdf 

Turning It Around

For the first time, Northern Ireland’s Health and Social Care Trusts, the Public Health Agency, local councils, universities and voluntary sector organisations have joined forces to collectively organise an event to mark International Men’s Day 2021.  This free webinar is taking place on Thursday 18th November 2021, from 10.00 to 11.30am, and is titled ‘Turning it Around’.  Two inspirational and passionate speakers - Paul Ferris (ex-Newcastle United professional footballer from Northern Ireland) and Oisín McConville (former Crossmaglen Rangers and Co. Armagh GAA star) - will share their personal stories, which give an insight into how the challenges they have faced impacted upon their health and wellbeing.  Most importantly, they will highlight how they managed to turn their world around for the better.  For more information on the event and the speakers, see: https://www.mhfi.org/TurningItAround.pdf

Men's Health in Numbers Resources

Are you planning a men's health initiative and need reliable data upon which to base your future intervention, or do you need key facts and figures on men's health for a funding application or training presentation? ...  If so, you might want to have a look at the Men's Health Forum in Ireland's 'Men's Health in Numbers' resources.  These offer the most comprehensive overview of current key statistics on men's health on the island of Ireland.  Find out more at: https://www.mhfi.org/news/1096-men-s-health-in-numbers.html

Men's Aid Ireland Webinar 2021

To mark International Men’s Day 2021, Men's Aid Ireland invites you to a webinar titled: 'Human stories of pain, suffering, shame and mockery. Men’s experience of intimate partner violence'. This event will be opened by Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee, and participants will hear a presentation by Dr Garrett O’Connor (a clinical psychologist working in the community with the HSE) on his doctoral research into male victims of intimate partner violence in Ireland.  This free event will take place on Friday 19th November 2021, from 12.30pm to 1.30pm. To register for a place, visit: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_scGLrVJLSkG332qPrVXm0Q

Delivering Men’s Health

Men’s health globally, nationally and locally is far poorer than it should or could be.  Men have the potential to live long and healthy lives, but far too many die far too young.  However, policymakers and service providers who want to take action on men’s health have sometimes lacked easily-accessible and user-friendly information and guidance about how to do so.  'Delivering Men’s Health' is a resource that aims to fill this gap, and seeks to translate the significant body of robust academic and other evidence about how to deliver appropriate policies and services to men into a format that can inform both planning and delivery.  It is a practical guide, aimed at policymakers and service providers who want to take action but who are not, necessarily, very knowledgeable about gender and health generally or men’s health specifically.  Download a copy at: https://gamh.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Delivering-Mens-Health-report.pdf