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Men’s Shed Week celebrates sheds #doinglocalgood

A Men’s Shed is a dedicated, welcoming shared place where men come together—regardless of their background or ability—to share knowledge, learn new skills and develop old ones, and have a bit of fun.

At the shed, men have the opportunity to find friendship, a sense of purpose and a place to belong and contribute. Many men live fuller and happier lives through their involvement with their shed—but it doesn’t stop there.

Men’s Sheds are vital community investments. These community-based organisations deliver activities that foster community spirit, cultivate social connectedness and contribute to building a more inclusive Australia.

Shedders devote most of their time to worthwhile community endeavours that deliver great benefits for the wider community by undertaking major projects, donating arts and crafts, participating in community events, and actively promoting men’s health and wellbeing.

Through local partnerships and community collaborations, Men’s Sheds create stronger local communities.

Shedders devote most of their time to worthwhile community endeavours: delivering great benefits for the wider community through major projects, donating arts and crafts, participating in community events, and actively promoting men’s health and wellbeing.

This year, we’re encouraging sheds around the country to hold events to showcase their contributions to the community during Men’s Shed Week, Monday 25 September – Sunday 1 October 2017.

Download the Men’s Shed Week 2017 Toolkit for more details and resources for your shed event, or contact your local Men’s Shed to find out what they’re doing to celebrate.