About our shed
Hornsby-Berowra Men’s Shed Inc (HBMS) exists to promote health and community service amongst retired and unemployed men in the north of Hornsby Shire.
Our shared values are:
Mateship – Achieving more as a team than the sum of our individual efforts, we enjoy each other’s company and go about everything in a spirit of convivial good humour.
Service – We undertake work for the benefit of those around us, with special emphasis on groups and individuals who may not be able to perform or afford the work themselves.
Health – We look after each other and promote a healthy lifestyle for senior men. In particular, we are aware of the toll that depression is wreaking on an ageing Australia. We aim to enrich lives with activities that engender physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health within ourselves, our friends and loved-ones.
Community – We are not an inward focused group, but reach out into our local area for work that may benefit the broader community. We think globally but act locally in order to achieve outcomes benefiting our society
Woodwork, Metalwork, Gardening, Equipment Maintenance, coffee & biscuit consumption.
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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