The Men's Shed is a place where men can get together, join in activities and talk about what's on their mind. It is a fully equipped workshop where skilled and unskilled men can share time with each other, swap yarns and work together on community projects. Men's Sheds is a charitable not-for-profit association.
Sheds are also places for men to:
- put their skills to use for the benefit of their community
- develop mentor programs,
- assist refugees to integrate into their new community
- provide a place for participants to have a chat, learn new skills and give back to the community.
Men's sheds are now established as part of the health infrastructure that supports programs to improve men's health and well being in the community.
Good health is based on many factors including feeling good about yourself, being productive and valuable to your community, connecting to friends and maintaining an active body and an active mind. Becoming a member of a Men's Shed gives a man that safe and busy environment where he 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 they would like something meaningful to do with that time.
It's time for a change and the Men's Shed movement is one of the most powerful tools we have in helping men to once again become valued and valuable members of our community.
Come and see for yourself!
WHERE: 3 Yarrowee Street
Sebastopol Vic 3356
WHEN: Mon to Fri 10.00am to 4.00pm
Sat 10.00am to 12.00pm
For more information please contact Melissa Farrington at BCH on (03) 5338 4545