About our shed
At the “Branxton Greta Men’s Shed” you can share a variety of tools, pursue your interest in pastimes and hobbies, spend time with others with similar interests, learn new skills, or use tools for the first time, or just keep old skills honed and productive. You could also feel viable and vigorous by contributing to the community needs, mentoring youth in the area to help them gain employment and create projects of personal interest utilising your skills and expertise. You can be involved at any level of your choice. The “Branxton Greta Men’s Shed” has been set up to meet these needs and to provide a substitute space for “shedless” people. Besides encouraging new social activities and friendships, the Shed also provides access to other networks including local activities and addressing men’s health issues. The “Branxton Greta Men’s Shed” is a member of the Men’s Sheds Hunter Cluster and the Australian Men’s Shed Association.
There are many interesting activities to do – woodwork, metalwork, mechanical, restoration of machinery and furniture and hobbies.
The Shed is a place for:
• Retired and unemployed men and women to be sociable and socially active.
• Learning new skills and honing old ones, sharing company and having something to work on whilst contributing to the community.
• Great tools and interesting projects.
• Pursuing hobbies, pastimes and interests.
• Making gifts.
• Hosting of craft groups
• Contributing to the community.
• Mentoring students at the local schools and build community awareness.
….. and underpins men’s health promotion.
Find another shed in your area
— "I've found a great group of mates"
Mateship is an important pillar of every Men’s Shed – first and foremost the shed is a place for men to knock about with a group of like-minded mates.
— “I give back to the community”
Men’s Sheds are vital community investments delivering programmes and activities that foster community spirit and contribute to building a more inclusive Australia.
Health & Wellbeing
— “My health and wellbeing is better because I'm a Shedder”
Many shedders experience improved mental health outcomes. Men (and women) involved at their local Shed report increased self-esteem through participation and learning new skills; de-stigmatisation of experiencing mental health and de-stigmatisation of prevalent social issues related to mental health.
The Australian Men’s Shed Association (AMSA) is the national service provider supporting more than 1,200 Men’s, Women’s and Community Sheds and is recognised as one of Australia’s largest male-based community development organisations.
AMSA was established in 2007 by a collection of Australian independent community-based Men’s Sheds to represent, support and promote the Men’s Shed movement. It was founded on the principle of sharing information between sheds and those communities wishing to establish and operate a Men’s Shed. It acts as a central hub for information exchange.
Facts & Figures
Men’s Sheds across Australia (that's more Men's Sheds than Macca's restaurants!)
More than 2,500 Men's Sheds operate in 12 countries
The first Men's Shed was established in 1993 (Goolwa, South Australia)
More than 50,000 Australian men participate in Men's Sheds