About our shed
We are a community based, non-profit, non-commercial, registered charitable organization which is accessible to all men in the Ellenbrook and District area. Our primary aim is to provide a friendly welcoming and safe, environment where men are able to work on meaningful projects at their own pace in the company of other like-minded men.
What are our objectives?
To initiate and continue activities of particular relevance to men
To preserve, expand and disseminate skills relevant to our members and our community
To develop partnerships with the Ellenbrook community and its various organisations
To engage with the elderly;; differently abled; veterans; indigenous; and any other groups of men from the Ellenbrook District who may have issues with loneliness; isolation; or depression, and to offer support to men who may be in a transitional period of their lives by virtue of redundancy, bereavement, retirement, ill health, relocation or respite care.
To address issues of men’s health and well-being with our members by way of talks, and if necessary to advise them of links to health related agencies, or health professionals within the community.
To develop a Men’s Shed which operates on a cost-neutral basis with operating costs exceeded by revenue on an annual basis.
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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