About our shed
The HMS, established in 2018, is a not-for-profit association whose major objective is to advance the wellbeing and health of our members and to encourage social inclusion, for the benefit of the participants and the wider Hedland community. Our aim is to provide a safe and inclusive space that men from the Hedland community, all men, will want to come to and through that engagement not only build projects but also mateship and wellbeing.
The HMS has been attempting to secure land on which to develop its shed since 2008. We are in the final stages of securing a lease and are confident we will be operating by mid-2023.
Despite not having a physical shed, we still enjoy strong community support and a relatively stable “founder” membership base.
BBQs, Participating in and advocating for community causes, Assist with community projects (e.g., “blue trees”)
Phone0431 892 777
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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