About our shed
Cervantes Community Men's Shed is located in a cray-fishing town 2 hours north of Perth CBD. Shedders weave a large, popular range of hard wearing and colourful mats, baskets and 4WD recovery mats from recycled crayfish pot rope. We also have a very successful recycling program collecting used aluminium, plastic and glass containers from local businesses and other community sources for recycling via "Containers For Change". This saves many containers from land-fill.
The woodworking and metalworking shops will produce products and services for community members on request, Local Street Art at times and will engage in other community projects such as the recently commissioned illuminated ANZAC Cenotaph at Memorial Park. Members provide BBQ services etc for community functions such as Australia Day breakfast etc.
|We have been operating for 11 years and have an established reputation for our work. We produce rope products, for example, and they are renown throughout the district for their quality and fair price.
Our membership includes women so we enjoy high quality morning tea at meetings and a most enjoyable social calendar.
At last we have been granted some land by our Shire and are in the early stage of building our shed. We look forward to having it up and running.
Weaving rope mats, baskets and off-road recovery mats, Container recycling program, Woodwork, Metalwork, Community projects
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— "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