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One small step for men, one giant leap for men’s sheds

Last Wednesday, 48 shedders from fifteen separate sheds participated in the Get Ireland Walking Men’s Shed Walk and Lunch at Marlay Park in Dublin. Frank Fahey from Fitwalk Ireland led out the walkers, and conducted a tremendously informative workshop with the men before they took to the lush grass of Marlay Park. Our thanks to Emer O’Leary from Get Ireland …

Online Wellness Workshops

Suicide or Survive are running a series of Wellness Workshops.  Each year they run around 30 Wellness Workshops all around Ireland. These workshops take up to 40 participants and are free-of-charge for people to attend.  You can find a calendar of forthcoming workshops on their website here: www.suicideorsurvive.ie/services/wellness-workshop Or you can take a look at the online version of the Wellness …

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Clane Men’s Shed and Pilates.

This Monday 12 of our members tried out Pilates for the first time but won’t be the last.Pilates teaches you to think about how you use your muscles during your workout so you use them better in daily life.All the gang had a great time and felt the benefits almost immediately.HANDS UP FOR PILATES! GET YOUR ABS LIKE ROCKS! Well …

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Look what I got for Christmas….

Niall Nordell has kindly agreed to do a monthly column on Health & Wellbeing, and below is his January contribution which I thought was very interesting – Thanks Niall! “I am sure most of you will agree that we men are difficult to buy for, be it for a birthday, Christmas or indeed one of any number of occasions. I usually …

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Theme for Men’s Health Week 2015

The all-island Men’s Health Week (MHW) Planning Group for 2014 felt that two things would be useful when looking forward to MHW 2015: (1) agree the overall theme for the week before the start of the year – to give everyone plenty of time to prepare their activities / programme for it; (2) request as many suggestions as possible for potential themes, and give a …

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Career Mastermind Group (online) Every Tuesday, 10.30am (GMT) For one hour. Free of charge.

Sli Nua Careers Our one-hour Career Mastermind Group (online every Tuesday, 10.30am) is FREE for job-seekers and promotion-chasers. We answer your queries on CV’s, cover letters, interviews, job-searching, career direction and anything else relevant that arises. Sometimes events like this are little more than a ‘hard sell’ for a company’s products or services. Rest assured this one is not that …

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Men’s Sheds and lifelong learning

Someone once observed that talk about social enterprise is never very far from a Gandhi quote. Here’s one on learning… “Live like you’re going to die tomorrow, learn like you’re going to live forever.” curiosity and acquiring new skills at any age is a great way to sustain mental wellbeing. For older learners, it may also stave off the onset …

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Men’s Health Public Meeting

Paul Harrison of Thurles Men’s Shed is organising a public information meeting on Men’s Health in the Source Arts Centre, Thurles, 10 February at 7pm.  Speakers include John Lonergan. Contact number for Paul is 087 961 6150.

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Focus Group providing support to loved ones who are experiencing suicidal thoughts

  Through personal experience, through our work, and from hearing the voices of people who have attended our programmes, Suicide or Survive has become increasingly aware of the difficulties faced by people providing support to loved ones who are experiencing suicidal thoughts and/ or have made a suicide attempt. We are working on the development of a programme that can …