In March this year, the Western Health and Social Care Trust (WHSCT) worked in partnership with Men’s Action Network and the Men’s Health Forum in Ireland to run an event in Derry / Londonderry titled ‘Hope from Hopelessness’. This focused upon men and mental health. To build upon the energy generated at this conference, the partners have arranged to run an ‘Engage’ Training for Trainers (TfT) programme between October and December 2018. ‘Engage’ was developed in the Republic of Ireland as part of the National Men’s Health Policy in response to the growing demand from service providers for support to improve their engagement and work with men.
This TfT will create a team of facilitators who understand why and how to engage more effectively with men of all ages, and who are willing to cascade their learning (via workshops) throughout the WHSCT catchment area during 2019. To be eligible for a place on this free training, you must: work (at least partially) within the WHSCT area; have regular contact with men; have the backing of your employer / organisation to participate; be an experienced group facilitator; be aware of men’s health needs; be willing to participate in all elements of the programme (five days training, one follow-up day and the delivery at least three workshops afterwards). Applications are welcomed from both men and women, and from people working in the voluntary, community and statutory sectors. For more information, email Sonia Montgomery at: firstname.lastname@example.org