Man Matters


Rab Robinson- WEA Summer 09_sThe programme will provide a supportive, safe and welcoming learning environment for men in their own communities, and will offer courses that are specifically designed for men and which focus on topics which are of interest to them. These courses will address four key areas: learning, health/well-being, parenting, and community work/volunteering.


“Man Matters” is a partnership project run by the Workers’ Educational Association, Home-Start NI, the Men’s Health Forum in Ireland, Ballynafeigh Community Development Association, and Parents Advice Centre.

This initiative aims to help men to unlock their potential and improve their lives. It will support them to make a positive impact on their health, their children’s lives and their community, as well assisting Health and Social Services to increase their understanding of effective practice with men.

If you have a group of men who might be interested, or you simply want to receive more information, please contact Dawn or Gary at Tel: 02890 329718.


Latest Project News

Australian Men’s Sheds Expert visits Men’s Shed in West Belfast PDF Print E-mail

Man Matters brought Professor Barry Golding to visit Crann go Beatha Men’s Shed at Conway Mill Belfast.  Professor Barry Golding is President of the Australian Men’s Sheds Association.  Man Matters organised the event to give local men the opportunity to hear about the Men’s Sheds movement in Australia and worldwide and the benefits of Men’s Sheds for men.

Men Learning through Life PDF Print E-mail

Following the All Right Lads? Conference last week Professor Barry Golding, President of the Australian Men’s Sheds Association and Dr Rob Mark, University of Strathclyde launched a book ‘Men Learning through Life’.

Packed conference to discuss men's development and the men's sector PDF Print E-mail

Man Matters held its ‘All Right Lads?’ Conference in Crumlin Road Gaol, Belfast on Thursday 27th February 2014.  The purpose of the Conference was to influence policy relevant to men’s work and strengthen the practice of men’s work.

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A packed audience at the All Right Lads? Conference The banner in support of men's work
Man Matters hosts international conference on men's issues PDF Print E-mail

Today (Thursday 27th February) sees Man Matters host Northern Ireland’s biggest ever conference on men’s issues. The ‘All Right Lads?’

international conference on the development of men’s work and the men’s sector in Northern Ireland will take place in Crumlin Road Gaol,


Man Matters wins AONTAS STAR Award PDF Print E-mail

Man Matters won a prestigious AONTAS STAR Award in a ceremony held in The Doubletree Hotel in Dublin today (24th February).  The STAR Awards ceremony is about acknowledging the work undertaken by adult learning projects throughout Ireland and Man Matters was delighted to have won in the Ulster category.




Only a week to go to the biggest men's conference in Northern Ireland! PDF Print E-mail

There's only a week to go to the biggest men's conference in Northern Ireland!  '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 importance of men's work and groups PDF Print E-mail

See and hear from some of the men that Man Matters has worked with and helped.  Listen to the men talk about their reflections on men's work and groups and the effect that being invovled has for men.

Watch the video by clicking on the image below:

Celebrating adult learning at WEA-NI AGM PDF Print E-mail

Last week Man Matters attended the WEA-NI AGM in the beautiful setting of Cultra Manor.  The event was a celebration of adult learning and attendees heard about the successes of a number of adult learning projects in the WEA including Man Matters.



Improving Equality for Men and Boys in Northern Ireland PDF Print E-mail

Improving Equality for Men and Boys in Northern Ireland?  What does this mean?

Man Matters brings Health and Safety to Armagh Men’s Shed PDF Print E-mail

Throughout the winter Man Matters has been delivering a series of courses to members of the Armagh Men’s Shed.

Among the courses run in the Shed were using IT, digital photography and First Aid for the appointed person.

The Armagh shed is a constant hive of activity and is a fantastic resource for local men who come to work in the workshop, attend classes or just have a chat with other men in the group.

Well done lads and here’s looking forward to continued co-operation and growth of this very valuable resource for men.


Making cribs for Christmas (and having a cuppa!) in Armagh Men's Shed

Telling them how it's done!!

Some of the Shedders who took the course receiving their First Aid Certificates

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