A Men’s Shed is a dedicated, friendly and welcoming meeting place. This is where men come together and undertake a variety of mutually agreed activities. So our Men’s Sheds is open to all men regardless of age, background or ability. It is a place where you can share your skills and knowledge with others. You can learn new skills or redevelop your old skills. New members are always welcome. You can be assured that there is something of interest for everyone. Men have ownership of the their own projects, can assist with community projects or “commissioned” work which can raise necessary income for the running of the Shed.
Benefits of Men’s Shed membership include advancing the health and well-being of the participating men. Also creating opportunities for the men to contribute to their local communities. New members are always welcome, so we can be Working Towards a Brighter Future.
Most men have learned from our culture that they don’t talk about feelings and emotions many. They do not take an interest in their own health and well-being and that means that they usually don’t ask for help. Probably because of this, many men are less healthy than women, drink more, take more risks and suffer more from isolation, loneliness and depression.
Relationship breakdown, retrenchment or early retirement from a job, loss of children following divorce, physical or mental illness are just some of the problems that men may find difficult to deal with on their own.
Good health is based on many factors including feeling good about yourself, being productive, contributing to your community, connecting with friends and maintaining an active body and mind. Becoming a member of a Men’s Shed provides a safe and busy environment where men can find many of these things in an atmosphere of old-fashioned mateship. And, importantly, there is no pressure. Men can just come and have a yarn and a cuppa if that is all they’re looking for.
Members of Men’s Sheds come from all walks of life – the bond that unites them is that they are men with time on their hands and would like something meaningful to do with that time.”