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Anon writes:

I’m looking to start up a men’s group in the Dublin 8 area where we can help men with vulnerable issues. I’m a good facilitator but unfortunately the one thing I need is a counsellor who would be willing to volunteer maybe on a weekly basis for say two hours. Can anyone help with this?


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        1. rotide

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  1. Spaghetti Hoop

    I’ve been really impressed with the Mens Sheds initiative and follow some of the groups and their updates on Flaffbook:
    Just shows how getting together to work on practical tasks and projects is a good oul cure for loneliness and depression and helps the well-being of the men who take part.
    Worth looking at Anon if you haven’t before. I’m not disputing your requirement for a councillor but in your shoes as facilitator I’d try the informal approach seen with Mens Sheds before getting all heavy with therapy.

    1. garthicus

      That’s a great recourses Hoop, I saw an article about it the other day but skipped over it as I thought it was some kind of club or woodwork project. Really great.

  2. Art_Vanderlay

    Try DBS; they have a Psychotherapy and Counselling BA course which has many trainees looking for placements and voluntary positions. Alternatively post on IACP facebook page or something like that? I’m sure you’ll have no trouble finding someone depending on the details :)

  3. Dubloony

    Why don’t you look up the groups that already exist? Try asking at local community centres, many would have various projects going.

  4. Paolo

    But …. men don’t have any issues and cannot be vulnerable. There’s a patriarchy you know.

  5. AhHereLeaveItOut

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