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IMSA Puts Men on the Road to Better Health

July 20th was a proud day for men’s sheds in Ireland, as the Irish Men’s Sheds Association launched its new men’s health website, Malehealth.ie. The new website offers information, resources and advice from over 40 Irish health organisations. Based on a template established by the Australian Men’s Sheds Association, the website’s menu is intuitive and easy to navigate, being based …

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Men’s Sheds – Transforming Lives Across Ireland

Below is a short video outlining the benefits of men’s sheds for those who may not be familiar with the concept, or with the success of the movement in Ireland. Why not send it to someone who might benefit from attending a shed? Our thanks to Kilbeggan Men’s Shed, Ballyfermot Men’s Shed, Armagh Men’s Shed, Newtownmountkennedy Men’s Shed and Social …

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Men’s Health Week in Ireland

Men’s Health Week runs from Monday June 12th to Sunday June 18th. Men’s Health Week is a global annual event focused on improving of men’s health and fitness issues, both mental and physical. Men’s sheds play a huge role in improving the health and wellbeing of their members, and, as a result, the Irish Men’s Sheds Association is participating fully …

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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 …