Free Events to Mark International Men’s Day

25th October 2023

Free Events to Mark International Men’s Day

International Men’s Day is on Sunday 19th November and is celebrated worldwide. Its aim is to promote the positive value men bring to their family, friends and community. It’s also an opportunity to highlight positive role models, encouraging men to live their best life, and raise awareness of men’s well-being.

This year the Health Improvement Team with the Belfast Men’s Health Group will host a webinar “living your best life” with Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan who is a professional middleweight boxer from Cork. Spike will talk about how he got into boxing and how he deals with the highs and lows of being an elite athlete.

He will be joined with Dr. Alan Curley who is a University Lecturer in Health and Wellbeing studies at UWS and a Director of UC-Mindsolutions Ltd, an Award Winning Centre for Sport and Life Improvement. Alan is currently working as a lecturer in University Of Glasgow working in mental health and addictions. He also works as a sports psychologist with clients trying to improve their sporting performance. He has written a book called ‘Playing the Game of Your Life’.  The book is a playing guide to happy successful living and for helping people who are looking to move forward in their life-journey or make a change to their life-game.

To register for this FREE webinar living your best life” on Tuesday 14th November at 12 noon until 1pm click here.

Planning is also underway for a movie night at the Strand cinema, building on last year’s successful TOP GUN – MAVERICK movie night to mark International Men’s Day. To register for this year’s movie John Q (2002) Starring Denzel Washington, on Saturday 18th November at 5.30pm e-mail  This is a free event with limited numbers available.

To find out more about the Health Improvement Team’s work on progressing Men’s Health, visit the Bwell staff wellbeing website or the Health Improvement teams’ SharePoint site in the Loop.   You can also visit the Belfast Men’s Health Group website here.