About our shed
When men retire, or go through some other major upheaval in their lives, they often feel alone. They need someone to be with, to talk to. Someone who understands what they are thinking and feeling. That person may be another man. Without mates, life for a man can quickly be-come mundane at least, purposeless at worst. Where Are We? The Croydon Mens Shed operates in Building CN5 in the Swinburne University of Technology campus, 12-50 Norton Road, Croydon, Victoria, Australia. It provides a meeting place for men who live in and around the Croydon area. For a site diagram providing the location of our shed within the Swinburne campus, please copy and paste the following web page address into your browser: http://croydonmensshed.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Swinburne-Campus-diagram-with-directions-to-CMS.pdf For more information Click Here COME AND JOIN US
Woodwork, metal work. Social outings. Guest speakers.
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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