About our shed
The Joondalup Men’s Shed (JMS) is the local representative and a registered member of the Men’s Sheds Of W A.
The JMS Patron is Mr. Ian Goodenough, MBA, BComm and Federal Member for Moore.
Our motto is short way of saying what JMS is all about: “Blokes Building Better Communities!”
We are all about fostering better overall health and well-being for all men. This has an obvious beneficial ripple effect for our members’ families and the wider community.
BECOME A JOONDALUP MEN’S SHED MATE
The JMS is rapidly outgrowing its current facility on which its tenure expires in 2020. While that may seem a long time away, the JMS must accumulate sufficient funds in its building account to construct a purpose-built facility. The JMS still needs to find a suitable site for its permanent home. While it would be foolish to estimate the cost of all this due to escalating building costs the figure needed will exceed one million dollars.
As a registered health promotion charity the JMS not only focuses on the fostering better overall health and well-being for all men, it also benefits the wider community in countless ways and assists many different community groups.
It is vital that this work to continues but we need your help.
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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