Men's Health Forum in Ireland Advisory Group

At the outset (in May 1999) the Men's Health Forum in Ireland (MHFI) primarily drew support from a broad alliance of interest groups based in Northern Ireland.  However, it soon recognised that men's health work needs to be tackled on an all-island basis, and efforts were made to expand the representation.  This was successful and, since that time, MHFI has remained a cross-Border body.

The management of MHFI is overseen by the Company Directors, while a wider Advisory Group (the Directors plus other experienced men's health practitioners / service providers / researchers) is tasked with helping to shape and steer the work of the Forum.  All members of the Advisory Group give their input to MHFI in an unpaid and private capacity.  While many are allowed to contribute due to the good-will of their employers, these individuals do not participate as representatives of the organisations that they work for.

Members are drawn from across the island of Ireland, and the Advisory Group is, currently, comprised of ...

Lorcan Brennan - Training and Resource Development Manager, Men's Development Network, Waterford

Jim Curran - Director of Strategy and Operations, Irish Pharmacy Union

Martin Dooley - Trainer in Engineering (retired)

Anne Farrell (MHFI Company Secretary) - Health Promotion Executive, CIE Group

Helen Forristal - Director of Nursing Services, Marie Keating Foundation

Martin Gillick (MHFI Chairperson) - Employee Wellbeing Manager, Bus √Čireann

Chris Kerr - Coordinator, Men's Action Network, Derry / Londonderry

Michael Lynch  - Director, C4S Counselling Solutions, North West Ireland

Michael McKenna - Assistant Director, YouthAction Northern Ireland

Michael McKeon (MHFI Treasurer) - Nursing Lecturer,  Dublin City University

Sonia Montgomery - Suicide Prevention and Emotional Health and Wellbeing, Western Health and Social Care Trust

Finian Murray - Senior Men’s Health Development Officer, Health Service Executive, Co. Meath

Shane O'Donnell - Health Promotion Officer, Health Service Executive, Co. Kildare

Roger O'Sullivan - Director of Ageing Research and Development, Institute of Public Health in Ireland

Gillian Prue - Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen's University Belfast

Noel Richardson - Director, National Centre for Men's Health, South East Technological University