About our shed
To advance the health and well-being of men in the Coffs Coast region by providing a safe, happy and non-judgemental environment where skilled and unskilled men of all ages and abilities can, in the company of other men pursue hobbies, pastimes and interests, learn new skills, practice and pass on old skills, learn about their own and other men's health and well-being, and by their efforts contribute to their families, friends, the shed and the broader community.
The Shed’s Values are:
· Determination to improve men’s health
· Honesty and integrity in all dealings and activities
· Being responsive to member’s needs, the needs of their families and the broader community
· Respect for teamwork and dedication to life-long learning
· Appreciation of the value of contributions made to the Shed by Members, partners, customers, suppliers and sponsors
· Generosity in giving back to the community.
Woodwork, Metal work , Music / Band Group
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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