Wednesday 17 January 2018

Men's Club moves into town jail

WEXFORD Men's Working Club has moved into the ground floor of Wexford Jail on Hill Street.

The club was formed in November 2014 by a group of men involved with the Safe project and FAB Family Resource Centre based in Coolcotts. At the time it was recognised by the men that there were little or no facilities for men in the community.

A club spokesperson said: 'In this small group we discovered that there were issues affecting our own lives and our families. These included depression, bereavement, substance abuse and other family issues. We came to the conclusion that if there were this amount of issues in our small group it, what was happening in the wider community.'

The men's group was formed for the purpose of promoting men's mental health. It was devised to be a support group for men within the community who may or may not need help.

'We offer a friendly ear and advice through mutual respect. For those that need help we can refer them to support groups. We do this because men's wellbeing and mental health is an important issue, one that lacks recognition. Men might find it easier to come to a support group like ours. All men in the Wexford area can join and we would especially like to see young men getting involved. If you don't feel up to working you are more than welcome to come in and have a chat and a cup of tea or read the paper. We also have pool and darts.'

Club members can do wood work, wood turning, metal work and enjoy social interaction. There is also pool, darts and always a cup of tea. For more infomration contact Brendan on 086 3781730, Steven on 086 1648170 or Paddy on 086 3655101 or call into the centre on Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.

Wexford People

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