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“A conversation about loneliness” – Workshop for the Newry & Mourne area @ Online via Zoom
Feb 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

“A conversation about loneliness”

Workshop for the Newry & Mourne area

RSVP Karen Faloon @ Karen.faloon@southerntrust.hscni.net



Title Lead

Welcome and Introductions


Ruth Allen

Locality Manager, Promoting Wellbeing (N&M), SHSCT



Tackling loneliness and social isolation across the Southern Trust


Gerard Rocks,

Assistant Director Promoting Wellbeing Division, SHSCT


Developing regional approaches to address loneliness


Lorraine Conlon, Department of Health

Good practice models

Focusing on connector services, gateway infrastructures and direct solution services locally


Mini presentations from local providers



‘Small moves, big changes’


Sean Collins SHSCT

Identifying new ideas, challenges, gaps & structural support needs


Breakout group discussion

Next Steps


Gerard Rocks
12 noon  

Close of workshop


Ruth Allen


NI Science Festival: An Open Door – An Insight Into Men’s Shed Northern Ireland @ The Bank, Main St, Portglenone
Feb 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

In the Spring/Summer of 2021 in the midst of a global pandemic a short film was created by the NI Science Festival to highlight the importance of social community organisations such as Men’s Shed.

A year on the Men and the Sheds have remained steadfast as they continue to recruit new members and endeavour to finish off the projects they started well over a year ago.

In this special event we meet again – this time face to face with the men and the people who drive these invaluable community enterprises forward.

During this lunchtime meet-up you will have a chance to watch the film again and hear directly from these individuals and members of the health and charity sectors as they reinforce the importance of mental health, friendship and a sense of purpose that comes with being a part of something like your local Men’s Shed.

  • Please note this event is open to the general public sign-up is essential as spaces are limited.
  • This event is FREE to Men’s Shed Members / £8 for general public
  • Price includes lunch
  • Proceeds for this event will be donated to Men’s Shed

Book your place here.

If you, or someone you care about, would like to look into joining or forming a men’s shed, please email: mensshed@groundworkni.co.uk


East Belfast Health Symposium
Feb 24 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm