About our shed
Morpeth Men’s Shed was established February 2009 as an outreach organisation of the Morpeth Uniting Church.
Following construction of our new Sheds we have now relocated to our new location at 21 Duckenfiled Road, Morpeth NSW where we now operate 3 days a week. Most Mondays and Wednesdays 10.00am to 2.00pm. Predominately Mondays and Wednesdays are for Workshop activities, and Fridays 10.00am to 3.00pm for full social members and workshop activities.
Our main aim is to unite men of all walks of life, ages and persuasions, provide education in Men's Health, and assist them to become healthy and satisfied members of the community whilst providing skills, friendship and a sense of accomplishment and someone to talk to should they feel the need.
Shed activities include but are not limited to:
- A Cuppa
- A Cuppa and a Yarn
- Woodworking & Metal Work
- Monthly BBQ’s and Games Days
- Visits to other sheds and organisations
- Guest Speakers
- And maybe another Cuppa
And subject to demand:
- Men's Cooking Classes
- Basic Art Classes. Held Wednesdays when required.
Find another shed in your area
— "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