Third podcast to focus on Men’s health and wellbeing in mental health series on local stories of hope and recovery

Men’s Health and Wellbeing is the topic of the third podcast in the Stories of Recovery Podcast series.

The series, which has been well received, focuses on local stories of hope and recovery in Cavan and Monaghan.

Stories of Recovery Podcast series is a collaboration between Mental Health Ireland and HSE Cavan Monaghan Mental Health Service as part of the Connecting for Life Cavan Monaghan strategy to reduce suicide in our communities.

The next episode is now live here:

A taster of the podcast will air this afternoon (Friday 5th) on the Wider View programme on Northern Sound.

The series is running over seven months, airing an episode each month addressing different aspects of recovery from adversity and mental health challenges.

It is widely recognised that sharing the personal narrative and lived experience of recovery from adverse events in life offers hope and inspiration to those who may be going through something similar. It has been shown to promote help seeking behaviour and encourage people to reach out for support when needed.

In this episode, Miffy Hoad, Development Officer with Mental Health Ireland for the Cavan Monaghan area, is talking to Martin McGuire and Peter Cavanagh.

Martin talks about his journey with a cancer diagnosis and the support available through Crocus Men’s Den Cancer Support. He also talks about the benefits men can get from mutual support.

Peter is the regional rep for the Men’s Sheds and speaks about the benefits for men who may be experiencing isolation or just would like a social outlet. He also talks about where the Men’s Shed idea came from and how to get involved.

Listening to the stories of how people have overcome adversity and now flourish in their lives can provide hope and inspiration. We hope you will join us in listening to our ‘Stories of Recovery’.

The first episode which was launched on World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10th and the second episode which focused on the WRAP (wellness recovery action planning) programme, launched ahead of World Mental Health Day on October 10th, are both available at or wherever you like to listen to podcasts.

Last updated on: 08 / 11 / 2021