About our shed
The Copacabana Community Men’s Shed Incorporated (CCMS) was set up in 2018 as a not-for-profit association and has since been registered as a charity. Its main aim is to build a men's shed and operate it to improve the health and well-being of men in the area. A secondary aim is to provide a community space for small groups.
Supported by several generous grants, construction of the shed started in November 2021 and is now complete. The shed is currently being finished and fitted out by a group of shed members who are currently meeting one day a week. It is hoped to complete the fit-out by next month, at which point a membership drive will be undertaken and local groups will be invited to use the community space. However, enquiries are welcome at any time.
woodwork, social activities, community projects
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