Connecting With Young Men on Mental Health & Wellbeing workshop: 9th October 2018

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

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Engage Connecting With Young Men: Engaging Young Men on Mental Health and Wellbeing

  • Free one-day workshop in Villa Pacis Parish Centre, Bray on Tuesday, 9th October 2018 from 9.30am-4.30pm
  • Run in cooperation with the HSE
  • Refreshments and light lunch provided

Aim of the workshop

  • Learn how to connect more effectively with young men on mental health and wellbeing issues
  • Workshop focuses on the engagement process (the 'why' and 'how' of building relationships with young men), rather than how to run a mental health programme - the experience is that if you can get the why and how right, anything is possible.

Objectives of workshop

  • Demonstrate why we need to work with young men as a specific group.
  • Help participants to reflect on their own value base, experience, attitudes towards, and expectations of young men.
  • Explore the world of young men, the issues that they face and opportunities that exist to engage with them.
  • Consider the practicalities of ‘what works’.
  • Increase the confidence of participants in working with young men.

Who should attend?

Staff and volunteers from local community groups, sports clubs, service providers and practitioners who wish to connect in more meaningful ways with young men.

Priority will be given to organisations based in Bray Area Partnership's area of operation: Bray, Delgany, Greystones, Kilcoole, Kilmacanogue, Newcastle North and parts of Newtownmountkennedy.

Feedback from participants on our last Connecting With Young men workshop:

"I found it to be a great blend of theory and practice - great group engagement and very positive and informative."

"I really enjoyed it. It was very engaging. Enjoyed the activities and connection with others... and opportunity to reflect on our own practice."

"Very interactive and enjoyable."

"It was different to any other training I've received to date - very informative and exploring."

"A must for anyone working in the caring profession."

Further Information and application

To apply for a place on this workshop or for further information, please contact:

Helen McCormack, HSE - email


This training is funded by SICAP, with trainers provided by the HSE.

The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2018-2022 is funded by the Irish Government through the Department of Rural and Community Development and co-funded by the European Social Fund under the Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020.