Our Mission Statement ”Better Lives for Men, Better lives for all” informs the progressive, changing effect of our work on men, their families, communities & society.
The MDN is a developmental and consultative organisation that works on four levels; locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. Nationally the Men’s Development Network has volunteer representatives across Ireland. The distinct functions of the Men’s Development Network feed into and inform each level so that the benefits of the work is spread throughout.
In the early nineteen nineties men working in the social care field; probation, youth work, addictions, academia & health, came together to discuss what was rapidly becoming a crisis. They realised that there were no initiatives to work with men on their own development in their localities. This was having a negative impact on families in particular, but also across many broad professional fields of social care. It was decided to organise and lobby to highlight the issues.