Men Matters Conference

Man Matters is a men’s project aimed at providing training and learning opportunities for men across Northern Ireland. It is a project led by the Workers’ Educational Association in partnership with Home-Start NI, the Men’s Health Forum in Ireland and Parenting NI.

The project started in September 2009 and runs for five years thanks to support from the Big Lottery Fund. The aim of the project is to encourage men to engage in learning in the areas of health, family, learning and community/volunteering.  Over the five years of the project Man Matters will have worked with well in excess of 2,000 men who have faced significant barriers to engagement often due to poor educational attainment, poor health, low self esteem, unemployment or isolation.

‘All Right Lads?’ is a major Conference organised by Man Matters to consider the impact and outcomes from the project and how lessons can be carried forward in practice and policy.  The theme of the Conference will be the development of men’s work and the men’s sector.

The aim of the Conference will be to influence policy relevant to men’s work and strengthen the practice of men’s work.  It will be largely based upon the products, key pieces of work and policy messages created through Man Matters. (Taken from www.communityni.org)

Men Matters Conference in the Crumlun Road Jail Belfast  L-R Brian McCluskey (Ballykelly Mens Shed Professor Barry Golding – Global Mens Shed Co-coordinator

Men Matters Conference in the Crumlun Road Jail Belfast
L-R Brian McCluskey (Ballykelly Mens Shed
Professor Barry Golding – Global Mens Shed Co-coordinator

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