About our shed
Parramatta District Men’s Shed Inc is a non-profit organisation setup as part of the Men’s Shed movement – a movement to gain awareness of men’s health issues, and to provide a place for men to meet with other men.
VISION Statement: “To improve men’s health and well-being in Parramatta”
Parramatta District Men’s Shed Inc is a part of the Men’s Shed Movement and the Australian Men’s Shed Association.
The Men’s Shed movement started off as a health initiative, a place where a man can go and do things he’s been doing all his life in the company of other like-minded men. Over time, the backyard has reduced, and with that a man’s shed is becoming more and more of a rarity. The Parramatta District Men’s Shed provides a place for a man to have a shed, filled with valuable tools and resources, as well as a place for him to socialise.
The Parramatta District Men’s Shed is filled with plenty of modern metal and woodworking equipment, much of which has been generously funded through grants from the government and other community organisations. Whether you’re interested in metalwork, woodwork or gardening, the Parramatta District Men’s Shed is the place for you.
The men’s shed is a place:
- To socialize
- To learn new skills
- To hone the skills you have
- To share good company
- To use great tools
- To try new hobbies
- To work on your own projects
- To work on Shed projects
- To contribute to the community
- To be productive
- To just hang-out
- To have fun and enjoy yourself
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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