'Engage - Connecting with Men' Workshop in Longford

Are you interested in engaging more men in your service? ...  If so, you might want to check out the free 'Engage - Connecting with Men' workshop which is taking place on Thursday 15th June 2023 in Longford.  This interactive event will run from 9.30am until 4.30pm.  The aim of this workshop is to assist a broad range of practitioners and service providers to explore the world of males, and to develop practical strategies for effectively engaging with them around health and wellbeing issues.  It focuses on the engagement process i.e. the why and how of building relationships with men.  For more information, or to register for a place, email Kathleen Pardy at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PACE Programme - for men impacted by sexual abuse and abusive relationships

Nexus supports individuals impacted by sexual abuse and abusive relationships in Northern Ireland.  They recently launched the P.A.C.E. Programme - a trauma-informed resilience and recovery programme for individuals, aged 18+, who identify as male at the point of referral and are survivors of one or more abusive relationships.  P.A.C.E. stands for: Patience, Acceptance, Connection and Empowerment.  Services include individual counselling, therapeutic peer support, an 8-week recovery programme and self-help resources.  The Programme may be suitable if you’ve been subjected to or impacted by emotional, financial, physical, psychological, sexual, technological and/or verbal abuse, and/or coercive and controlling behaviour from a current or former intimate partner, family member or carer.  Find out more at: or call 028 9032 6803.  The Programme may be suitable if you’re in the post-crisis, recovery stage of your journey.  If you’re in crisis, contact the Domestic and Sexual Abuse Helpline on 0808 802 1414 or via

Talking Health and Wellbeing Podcasts

Listen to the HSE Talking Health and Wellbeing Podcast Channel for interviews and insights on the work underway by HSE Health and Wellbeing and their partners to deliver the Healthy Ireland ambition of supporting, protecting and empowering individuals, families and their communities to achieve their full health potential:

Knowledge about Physical Activity on the Island of Ireland

The proven health benefits of physical activity and the consequences of inactivity provide a compelling case for promoting physical activity across all ages and demographics.  However, little is known about how knowledgeable the adult population on the island of Ireland is about sources of information on these.  To address this gap, the Institute of Public Health commissioned a survey to explore knowledge of: the benefits of physical activity for mental and physical health; the risks to health of inactivity; physical activity recommendations; sources of information about the benefits of physical activity.  You can read the report at:

New Skin Cancer Detection Service Launched in Northern Ireland

Action Cancer, in partnership with the Department of Health, is offering a new skin cancer detection service.  This service is for people who have a concern about a changing mole/lesion.  Clinical nurse specialists examine any new or changing/non-healing moles or lesions you may have, and examine deeper layers of the skin that can’t be seen with the naked eye.  Find out more at:

Health Inequality Data Repository

Disaggregated data - which show how health or other aspects of life are experienced by people of different ages, economic status, education levels, place of residence, sex and other characteristics - are a vital part of advancing equity.  Disaggregated data can serve as an evidence base for equity-oriented policies, programmes and practices that aim to close existing gaps and achieve good health and wellbeing for all.  The World Health Organisation's Health Inequality Data Repository contains datasets of disaggregated data covering diverse topics and dimensions of inequality, from a variety of publicly available data sources.  See it at:

Gone Missing: The Treatment of Men in Global Cancer Policy

Men's excess burden of cancer has been evident for many years.  However, it is a problem that has also been, for too long, overlooked - not least in policy. This Global Action on Men's Health webinar presents new evidence about the current treatment of men in cancer policy at all levels, and discusses why and how this needs to change.  It will take place during Men's Health Week (Wednesday 14th June 2023) at 3.00pm.  Book a place at: